Also when installing Podium it is not possible to install by using the Run as an Administrator command. Can you please change the installer to reflect this? Any thing to help with compatibility and reliability when installing on Vista /W7 can only help. Thanks.
The installer tool I’m currently using is very basic, so I don’t think I can control this. I’m going to look for alternative installer solutions in the near future. Why do you want to run the installer as administrator?
Have you tried Inno Setup? It can do elevated setups, as I recall. A quick search (like this one) shows it has come up before. I use to use Inno alot and it’s a great tool, and has progressed alot in the last 5 years since I last used it much.
You can kinda already do that with intelligent use of busses – there’s no new features to add.
On Source: Track -> BusSend -> other processing -> Master
On Targets: BusReturn -> Processing -> Master
It’s a fiddle, but not impossible.
Nice quick fix Frits!
Just downloading the final non beta v2 release for the first time…he he it’s already up to 2.01 🙂
Same here, as it goes!!
As it goes, our family box is W98, not even SE. Must confess, I haven’t run Podium on it, but am glad to hear that at least the current release will work on it… We still use it because it works, and because we don’t need anything more than what it offers for what is done on it (to answer the ‘time to move on’ crowd). If your sofa is comfortable, and still supports your weight, would you rush out to get another one when sofa 1.2 is advertised? Irritatingly, the hotmail account we access via DAV (outlook express/ thunderbird/ etc) is being withdrawn in June, and I’m not convinced the ‘Live’ interface being touted supports W98: time for a new free account [any suggestions?]
At the last place I worked, to be able to successfully run VS6 and VS.Net 2002 (their weapons of choice) on Vista boxes, we resorted to VMs running W2K and XP, and either opened a console, or remoted to them. Bit of a palava, but worked well 🙂
I know you’ve already parted with the cash, Frits, but was something like Ming/GCC considered at all? It’s sterling software and very comparable to the performance MS would boast… You then get a better choice of IDEs. Borland still turn in good C/C++ compilers these days as well, were they looked at? W98 support could potentially have been maintained with those, but I guess it’s not a problem. :shrug:
Looks good Frits!
Any audio examples ahead of the beta release?
Oh, and for knob creation, look no further than KnobMan 🙂
Does most types of knobs very quickly and easily, there are good examples (some even by me!), and if you look at this thread you’ll find various other knob packs from other developers which are great 🙂
Very nice Frits 🙂
glad to hear your comments about the ribbon. Like UncleAge, I started using office a long time ago (1994 on Win3 boxes). Whilst M$ went on for a long time about requested features already being there between in v2003, they said the same thing when Off200 came out (referring back to Off97). The thing that got things ‘lost’ in menus wasn’t the design of menus, it was the design of the auto hiding of options (which strangely came with O2K…).
I have recently started using Office2007, and it has reduced my productivity in word, excel and access massively. There were countless functions that I could find and use, and had instantly available, which I now have to go searching for. Even really simple stuff. Like the save icon in Word – I don’t want to admit how long it took before I found that they’d moved it OFF the place where they claim you should be finding stuff…
I’ve read their documents on the ribbon, I did quite a thorough examination of it when the betas were out, since the company I worked for at the time (Sage, the accountancy software company) had me redesigning the UI for their flagship accounts production app. At the time I could see where they were coming from, but could also see that the direction they were taking was questionable. It’s now out, and I still question it. I ended up rejecting their denouement, and rolled my own, based on Sage’s schemes of the time, along with my own modifications.
FWIW, I’ve never been a big fan of menu systems either. I have written a number of successful medium to large scale database apps, very few of which employed menus. In 2002 I even had one that eschewed the std menu paradigm to such an extent that it foresaw a ribbon-like interface. It was the one design that my users had the most trouble using.
All that being said, folks are having to get used to the ribbon.
There’s also OpenOffice 😉
Sorry to have gone on a bit. 🙄
To those who love the ribbon, I respect that. I must confess, I don’t.
But, i’m sure we can all agree that what’s Frits is proposing is excellent 🙂
well done for getting this out Frits! Amny congrats 🙂
I happen to have my old laptop set up as a VM on my new laptop. I tried the debugging on that, using v1.70 that is installed on it – worked a treat.
So, it would seem that the interfacing might be the problem..
a quick google reveals nothing much – hooray!! can the implementation of the class be delayed.. I guess not, since it’s part of the form itself, isn’t it.. unless the parts of the constructor can be wrapped in a try/catch block.. i dunno!
Podium doesn’t like being run from a debugger, which is a nuisance! I understand why it’s the case
I haven’t put in any code that should block debugging. What is the problem/case?
Sorry to have taken so long to get back to you on this, Frits..
If I set Podium to be the ‘host’ application in the delphi IDE, and hit run, I get a message box hidden behind the logo, before the logo has had chance to paint itself.
It’d be really handy to have debugging back, I can’t remember when it stopped working, but I seem to recall it being a build earlier this year, maybe Easter time, but I could be wrong…
very nice frits 😉
FWIW, I lik ethe relative paths thing… I did move laptops, and changed my base folder, but kept the heirarchy – this meant it was a breeze, and all my old projects loaded fine 😉
wrt providing other base paths, I would be in favour of that as well, as it goes… Tho’ I wouldn’t restrict it to 2 or three, but ratherthan a list that can be editted. I aslo use Console, which has just this.. you give it a list of possible locations, and it does it’s search that way, just iterating each entry and it’s sub-structure.
If this were done in Podium, just iterate until you find a plug that matches the spec of the plug required. If the user has a similar plug in 2 locations, then they would have to use the single import.
Must say, I also like the single import thing – it makes it really easy with VST dev, I just bring it in from it’s dev folder, and it’s all done. When needed, I turn off Podiums engine, recompile, and restart the engine – then I’m ready for the next test cycle…
But none of this is top of the list! I’m happy with the current config 🙂