[futurebasic] Re: [FB] STR# functions

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From: BMichael@...
Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 06:17:35 EDT
>OK so I have figured out how to make arrow keys, pgup, pgdown, home and end 
>work with my scrolling list in a PG project. I would be glad to send the 
>routine (a modified version of the Extended keyboard filter) as freeware to 
>an archive somewhere.
>What must I do to make it "ready"?
>Where should I send it?

I'll take this opportunity to announce the posting rules for 
futurebasic.org! (Note that these are only for futurebasic.org, the other 
sites I'm sure will have different rules. And we're still working on a 
simpler, multi-site, method.) I just put these up on the "what is 
futurebasic.org" page today, but I'll give the long version here.

Put your files in;

<ftp://ftp.futurebasic.org/futurebasic/dropbox/>

You need to drop in two files. I'll use this project as an example - I'll 
guess that the name is "PG Scroll Keys". (If something requires PG, I'd 
like the name to reflect that if possible...)

The first file to drop in is "PG Scroll Keys folder.sit" - yes, _folder_ 
(or option-f), because you need to have the function _and_ a "readme" in 
there on how it works, who wrote it, etc, unless it's _very_ simple. 
Compress it with Stuffit - preferably an older version, 3.x or 4.x - and 
don't bother making it a .sea or .hqx or whatever. The server is a Mac, 
the clients are Macs, we don't need any of that "cross-platform" space 
wasting. (If you don't have Stuffit, use whatever you've got and I'll 
download, recompress, and re-upload. It'll just take longer.)

The second file to drop in is "PG Scroll Keys instructions". This is a 
file FOR ME, not for the end-users. I'll delete it after I've read it. It 
needs to contain at the very least "where to put it", in other words 
under Sample Source, Programs, or what. I'd _really_ like you to include 
an HTML "snippet" matching what's on the pages - in other words, the 
name, who wrote it, with email address, and a real short "what it does". 
That'd save me time indexing the file, editing the HTML, etc.

One other item - email me, either at <mailto:BMichael@...> or 
<mailto:webmaster@...> and tell me that you've uploaded a 
file. Otherwise I might not notice, until somebody else uploads one.

Oh - as always, if the information superhighway is closed for 
construction, or you just can't get to the dropbox, email me the whole 
mess, and I'll sort it out manually.

Thanks! And everyone - if you have something that's already at some other 
site, and you wouldn't mind having it at futurebasic.org as well, send it 
on!

Bill
P.S. _Any_ public domain FB source is welcome, as are tools & utilities 
for FB programming, freeware applications done in FB, _small_! shareware 
(preferably low-cost) applications ditto. Large or commercial 
applications, I'd be willing to put on the CD, but not on the web site. 
Email if any questions.

What CD? Shame on you... you haven't visited the site! :-)