I feel I’ve made some good progress with the notifier today. Aside from the one gif I’m having problems with, I’ve got good headway going into the project. The code is looking much cleaner and easier to fix bugs if I run into them. I opened up the somewhat-original code of the current notifier and it’s such an eyesore of code. I was so naive. I’m slowly hacking away at the menu, and then I can implement real/fake checks.
But before I do that, I want to add a “Check for new version on startup” so I can start beta testing with you guys! Hopefully this will allow everyone to keep up with the latest version and see if it fixes something or allow them to use a new implemented feature.
Also, let me know if you guys would prefer separate audio and image folders. For example, you can keep all your macros in one folder, and just use “My Music” as your audio folder. Something like that.
- Fix bug to allow transparent png and gif files to be used natively. -DONE
This has been bugging me before I ever released the first version of the notifier to the public. This is a huge milestone for me!
You can now keep track of my progress on the new notifier by watching my To-Do-List! This is where I will be adding new features and listing bugs and crossing them out as I implement them. I have also enabled comments for anonymous users so you can request features right from the document itself!
Out of the last 3 days the site has been up, all 3 updated posts have occurred at exactly the same time…
Just as a heads up.
Anonymous asked: the PXS RSS is now up
So I see! They also put something in there that makes it SUPER easy for me to check for an update.
I just got the code from the old MacroMania build of the notifier and I will be playing with it tonight.
I wouldn’t expect a functional build until this weekend though.
I know my old notifier has had tens of thousands of downloads over the years. With this new comic, I need to see how much interest there is in a new notifier so I can start it.
Give this post a like or reblog, and if it’s a decent number of notes, I’ll do my best to give you the best notifier I can.
aphmalebelarus asked: The Paradox Space twitter says the RSS feed is a work in progress, so its coming. Eventually.
Well that is also helpful information. I am very out of the loop folks, so I’m sorry if my answers are quite hasty, but this is all a bit sudden. RSS support would be much easier on their site than an HTML parser.
I’ll see if I can’t write up a small prototype application for you guys soon, is that okay?
sgiovan asked: Okay, then. Can you just send me the old nasty code, privately? I can try to rewrite it to work nicely, and use the new feed system.
You would need to write your own HTML parser, as I finally looked at the site and it currently does not support RSS feeds.