• Discobolus

    From Richard Ashbery@21:1/5 to All on Mon Mar 29 17:41:09 2021
    I've copied Steve Drain's rather excellent little module into my Boot.Choices.Boot.Tasks and it seems to function correctly (so far). I
    can edit the Read/Write colours in a TaskWindow without issues but
    what's the best way to save these new colours over a reboot?

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  • From John Williams (News)@21:1/5 to Richard Ashbery on Mon Mar 29 17:43:46 2021
    In article <5914e2a4a2basura@invalid.addr.uk>,
    Richard Ashbery <basura@invalid.addr.uk> wrote:

    I've copied Steve Drain's rather excellent little module into my Boot.Choices.Boot.Tasks and it seems to function correctly (so far). I
    can edit the Read/Write colours in a TaskWindow without issues but
    what's the best way to save these new colours over a reboot?

    How about a little ObeyFile appearing after the module to implement the
    changes just like you did by hand. Then put it in tasks to be actioned
    after the module is loaded!


    Untested!

    John

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  • From Richard Ashbery@21:1/5 to basura@invalid.addr.uk on Mon Mar 29 19:35:05 2021
    In article <5914eb77febasura@invalid.addr.uk>, Richard Ashbery <basura@invalid.addr.uk> wrote:
    In article <5914e2e1f4UCEbin@tiscali.co.uk>, John Williams (News) <UCEbin@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    In article <5914e2a4a2basura@invalid.addr.uk>, Richard Ashbery
    <basura@invalid.addr.uk> wrote:

    I've copied Steve Drain's rather excellent little module into
    my Boot.Choices.Boot.Tasks and it seems to function correctly
    (so far). I can edit the Read/Write colours in a TaskWindow
    without issues but what's the best way to save these new
    colours over a reboot?

    How about a little ObeyFile appearing after the module to
    implement the changes just like you did by hand. Then put it in
    tasks to be actioned after the module is loaded!

    I'll look into that John - probably need to put the Obeyfile into Run-at-startup.

    That works bearing in mind that the default hourglass colours are
    still seen on Boot-up until the Obeyfile gets called.

    Richard

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  • From Richard Ashbery@21:1/5 to UCEbin@tiscali.co.uk on Mon Mar 29 19:17:33 2021
    In article <5914e2e1f4UCEbin@tiscali.co.uk>, John Williams (News) <UCEbin@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    In article <5914e2a4a2basura@invalid.addr.uk>, Richard Ashbery
    <basura@invalid.addr.uk> wrote:

    I've copied Steve Drain's rather excellent little module into my Boot.Choices.Boot.Tasks and it seems to function correctly (so
    far). I can edit the Read/Write colours in a TaskWindow without
    issues but what's the best way to save these new colours over a
    reboot?

    How about a little ObeyFile appearing after the module to implement
    the changes just like you did by hand. Then put it in tasks to be
    actioned after the module is loaded!

    I'll look into that John - probably need to put the Obeyfile into Run-at-startup.

    Richard

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  • From Steve Drain@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 30 10:46:37 2021
    I'll look into that John - probably need to put the Obeyfile into
    Run-at-startup.

    That works bearing in mind that the default hourglass colours are
    still seen on Boot-up until the Obeyfile gets called.

    I replied to an email from Richard thus:

    Solutions.

    1. Modify the Source code to the colours you want and assemble your own personal module. The licence permits this.

    2. Load Discobolus in an Obey file with a *RMLoad followed by a
    *Discobolus and the parameters you want.

    3. Download version 0.08 at:

    http://kappa.me.uk/Modules/swDiscobolus008.zip

    and apply your parameters directly in the *RMLoad command.

    Version 0.08 has a default grey outline. You can still have a single
    colour hourglass using -outline &FFFFFFFF to turn it off.

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