XWidget v 1.96 2017.6.28
Add Music Spectrum Control and Core
Add Upgrade plans
Some small bugs fixed
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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
First Encounters of an Xwidget kind - RainWidgetsUpdate 2. 28th September 2018
The first alpha/beta of the RainWidget engine has just been released. What is RainWidgets? - I hear you ask. Well, RainWidgets is the spiritual successor to Xwidgets - though before you rush out to try to download and install it - hold on! RainWidgets is NOT Xwidget 2.0. Firstly, there is no upgrade path from Xwidgets, second, there is no IDE and finally, there is no simple and easy way to create widgets using a few cores and some .js glue.
Rainwidgets is a pure widget engine and that's it, no IDE, no prettiness, no padding, just an engine for HTML based widgets. So, before you get upset and feel depressed and annoyed that Xwidgets has taken the wrong direction be placated by the fact I am fairly sure that RainWidgets has actually taken the correct direction. So far it has the feeling that it might just be the tool that a lot of desktop customisers and web developers have been looking for. A really rather good tool for putting HTML based widgets on
A nice new name and a lovely look-and-feel but just so that you know - RainWallpaper and the the forthcoming RainWidget might really be Xwidget 2.0, the early versions of which we were asked to test. The reason I say this is that the development ve