t00fri wrote:I doubt that Lua can handle all the forthcoming GUI tasks that eventually need to be incorporated.
Here, I agree with Fridger. I find Lua very promising and powerful. But I'm not sure it would represent the nicest
way to handle all the tasks of the current UI. Hank's opinion about the possible limits of Lua would be very precious here.
t00fri wrote:Personally, I find vincent's overlay way too crowded already NOW, since proper widgets are missing in Lua.
Well, Fridger, I'm not sure if by "crowded" you mean "obstrusive", but please don't forget that the current Lua Edu Tools interface was not built as a replacement of the standard UI. The aim is to provide a simplified access to the main commands for beginners, along with new features that are not available in the official distribution (compass, InfoText/Image,(Ra/Dec), etc...). You can easily customize the Tools and only keep the compass and the display of Ra/dec,... All the active buttons and checkboxes have been built
by Hank and myself. We could surely build some other useful unobstrusive
widgets if needed. With some more time, of course...
And I have a small request for Vincent: why not change the naming of the direcory that contains the language files to this ISO standard (I can't remember which ISO number
) sv_SE, en_US and es_ES...
Of course, I'll add the possibility to load lang_LANG files as soon as somebody send me a pt_BR or sv_SE localization.
Then if you have a look at the Celestia locale folder, you'll see that standard Portuguese is represented by the simple 'pt' abbreviation, standard French by 'fr', Russian by 'ru', etc...