The state of HH, Whyday approaching
- Fela Winkelmolen
- 2010-08-14 @ 18:18
Let's see what needs to still be done for a releasa on whyday.
1. Some more polishing is needed in some places, I think I will concentrate as
much as possible on this. For example I need to add the possibility of opening
a new empty file in the editor when another file is open. And it need to aks
confirmation to the user when some changes get discarted, because of the
application closing or another file being opened (as only one program at a
time can be edited).
2. About lessons. The Try Ruby lesson set seems to work fine, I will go
through all the lessons before release to see if everything works as it
The lesson set I'm trying to write isn't proceeding too well. As I already
said to steve in chat the old hh was quite different. I probably would have
been better off writing new lessons from scratch instead of trying to adapt
the old _why lessons and try to adapt hh to them. But at this point I will try
to get something basic working based upon what I have now. Here is a list of
the original lessons:
Lesson 1: teaches the interface to the user and makes him write some simple
programs with ask, puts and sleep. This lesson is mostly working, apart from
#39 or #41 in shoes needing to be fixed, and some text referencing a barber's
pole that isn't there (I need to either change the text or how hh displays a
running program, I think I will do the former)
Lesson 2: centered around downloading content and rss feeds from the internet,
I need to add a way to automagically display the feed with puts (or with some
other custom method like display)
Lesson 3: creates a local blog, in the original hh there was some magic that
transformed the content of a window into a table (data base), so after a while
I decided to skip this one. Is there some very simple and fun shoes
application that I could use in its place?
Lesson 4: some basic Ruby. I need to remove the Cheet Sheet and all references
to it as I discovered it being outdated and unfortunately in png format...
Lesson 5: about videos downloaded from youtube. Skipped
Lesson 6-7: also skipped because they need features HH doesn't currently have.
In my previous mail to the mentors I said I would also write tests and
documentation, but I'm afraid I won't be able to do that for whyday. Perhaps
some user documentation, do we want to put them on the site?
Let me know any thoughts!