So, this is a question for .script developers.
Which agreement has been made between .script developers and WB development?
Use app scripts.
- Abstract the scripts from depending on winbuilder.exe whenever possible (app scripts)
- Keep scripts simple, avoid complex syntax usage
- Use only stable wb versions.
This is the reason why "which agreement was made?" because I only see you and Lancelot refusing to use stable versions.
There is something that needs to be made clear. Bugs will always exists. We release a winbuilder.exe in the hope that most bugs are addressed but this will never happen and the sooner you understand, the better we will be prepared to handle it.
winbuilder.exe will no longer be delayed due to bug fixing. This was a mistake as it caused a huge gap between stable versions.
On your own projects, use a stable version. If you're not using a stable, don't come here complaining that you want to see bugs fixed or some syntax corrected because we are working with the resources that are available.
If you really want to help as a .script developer I think it would be more helpful if you do research.
Explore other projects, do more boot disks, move to WinPE 3.0 and so forth. We'll keep on improving winbuilder.exe but we'll be doing it at our own pace. No longer will a wb be released just because it works on LiveXP.
We are creating the foundation to ensure that winbuilder can actually work across projects and be better tested before a stable is released.
This includes selecting the bugs that get fixed on each release. The syntax is preferably kept equal between releases but sometimes changes and improvements will occur, that's life. If you use abstraction and keep your scripts simple then it shouldn't impact your past work.
Keep the questions rollin'
Well, I guess the answer is that you don't want to answer the question. All of your above post is stuff I already know. It doesn't address the concerns raised and speaks of side issues so as to make us look silly. Thanks for that, Nuno.
Which agreement has been made between .script developers and WB development?Lancelot has already pointed your attention to where this was raised. Read the posts if you're unfamilar, but I assume you should be since you are part of WB development.
In any case, the agreement was reached that WB would again tolerate quotes in syntax and escapes would mostly only be necessary in rare cases and when not using quotes. The attempt was to get back to simpler scripting, where new users aren't confronted with complex escapes and double escapes and triple escapes. You know, I've been coding in AutoIt for many years now and only once or twice in that time have I needed to use an escape. With WB scripts, you need them every single day -- any yet WB scripting language is not as powerful. Tells me that something is drastically wrong. Something is wrong when you're needing to uses escapes of escapes and escapes of escapes of escapes.
I feel sad that WB development doesn't feel the same and rejects the agreement which was reached. Since no answers are forthcoming after a number of days and WB developers seem to have method of trivialising the issue with unrelated issues so those involved look like rediculous complainers, well I guess ship of hope is sunk.