[MonoDevelop] Mono Develop Build System Planning.

Todd Berman tberman@sevenl.net
Sun, 28 Mar 2004 18:29:47 -0500

dude, call the news, cause i agree 100% :)


On Sun, 2004-03-28 at 15:26 -0500, Ben Maurer wrote:
> Some comments about the launch browser idea:
> It is probably going to be pretty sticky to detect when the browser
> closes. What if you open up a new window in that browser, etc.
> So, what I would suggest is having our own mini-browser. This way, we
> can keep track of where the browser is, etc.
> Doing this has another advantage -- we can provide many services that
> would otherwise be very hard to do.
> For example, one thing that would be interesting is a built-in ViewState
> decoder. Also, a built-in session state viewer and cookie viewer would
> be very helpful. What this would look like is you have a menu item (only
> in the browser)
> Show ViewState...
> It would bring up a dialog that has a treeview:
> __item_a     int     5
> ..
> Much like the view in the debugger.
> You can sorta do this with a trace page, however, with something like
> this you could provide additional services (for example, if you have an
> arraylist, viewing the items). Also, you could provide functionality to
> change a value (helpful if you want to change the viewstate to check
> security issues).
> IMHO, a `regular' browser is not going to be able to provide the
> services a developer really needs when working on a web page. Of course,
> it should still be possible to aim your browser at the xsp setup, but I
> think that we are going to want to provide more services than that.
> -- Ben
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