[Etoys] Window events

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at squeakland.org
Thu Aug 30 04:11:01 EDT 2007


> To solve trac #3062, Ian added VM support for a close window event.  
> Now we need image code for this.
> The original support code is here:
> ftp://smalltalkconsulting.com/experimental/Ffenestri/Ffenestri-b-4- 
> Events-Morphic.1.cs
> it basically adds a windowIndex field to each MorphicEvent plus a new  
> event class (WindowEvent). The window index would be used to  
> distinguish mouse events in different windows (so it is constant for  
> us, we only have one OS window). The new WindowEvent would be what we  
> are interested in, as we get this when the etoys activity is closed.
> Does anybody see a downside to including that changeset verbatim? I  
> haven't compared it to the current code in the image in detail yet.  
> It does a bit more than we need right now, sow we could strip it  
> down, OTOH, I suspect this will land in the the squeak.org version  
> sooner or later so having it should not be bad.

  When Etoys is in the background (not in the foreground) and receives
the event, (any of) Etoys screen or dialog from Etoys wouldn't appear
on screen but Etoys would silently save the current project, right?
In this line of thought, the need for distinguishing two windows does
sound overkill.

  The other stuff is that the implication of -lazy and this one.  Of
course, even if we use -lazy option for the VM, the VM can just "wake
up" the image when the VM receives some urgent event like this,..

-- Yoshiki


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