XWidget v 1.96 2017.6.28
Add Music Spectrum Control and Core
Add Upgrade plans
Some small bugs fixed
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What Xwidget could have been...What Xwidget could have been and how it should have succeeded? Just a short rant this time.
In this rant I am just proposing an alternative path for the Xwidget engine that probably would have led to success and the widespread adoption of a tool that the world does actually need but still doesn't quite have.
The developer Tony, built a g
Update - Windows 10 October UpdateRead on all artists that use a computer to create their art. If you use Windows 10 then you have a potential problem that could cause you to LOSE ALL YOUR ART.
ALERT: Windows 10 October Update (1809) BUG - synchronisation issue causes deletion of ALL your data within the user profile structure (MY DOCUMENTS &c). Affects Windows 10 HOME and PRO versions.
UPDATE: - Microsoft have removed the update after many users have had ALL their files deleted. By the way, Microsoft knew that Windows was deleting files, they had known for months that it was doing this and they still rolled out the update.
UPDATE: - The update will now become the NOVEMBER UPDATE and it will be tested thoroughly - we hope. Regardless, the advice below is still recommended
Do not upgrade your PC, turn off Windows auto-update or if you don't know what you are doing do not turn on your PC (to avoid the auto-update) and only turn it on in a few days when you know Microsoft have sorted the problem.
Thinking About Engines...I was doing a little programming for one of my graphical creations but my mind started to wander... I like thinking about engines and that is what came to mind, I have a straight six 3.8 and a 1.4 litre carburetter aspirated 4-pot as well as a cooking-2.0 litre turbo diesel. In my time I have owned a 4.0 litre V8, a 3.1 litre V6 and 2.5 V6 twin turbo Maserati as well as a 2.0 four-pot turbo Rover. Hundreds of horsepower, all fun.
Fig 01. The engine in my Maserati (when I was rich).
Unfortunately, I am not thinking about that sort of engine. Instead thinking about the engines that underpin the creations that I build. I chose to build in QuickBasic (QB4.5) a long time ago, then abandoned it when I found severe limitations in the amount of memory that I could access.
Fig 02. The QB 4.5 IDE showing a text-based environment for coding BASIC.
Next came VBDOS that provided a lot more memory saving, in that the controls were built into the language which could be implemented more efficie
Working on new versions of the media playersI have two media players, one for Xwidgets and the other for the Yahoo Widget Engine (konfabulator). They are on my desktop all the time, even while I work, providing me with music all day. I use them by default as they allow me to reach several music folders immediately and select my current track whilst preparing my next - all through a thoroughly steampunk interface.
The Xwidget is the one with the BlackAdder font.
I am revamping the menus, improving the interface, adding support for full drag and drop, internal and external, ctrl/c+ ctrl/v, making the code much more efficient and adding access to an external player allowing video to be shown too. Both will handle industry standard playlist formats.
Not only this but it will work on Windows and Mac OS/X operating systems. It will also run under the two separate desktop widget engines on Windows.
My next aim is to create a medieval version of the same widget, iron, steel, gold and brass in differing proportions with a drop down play