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#1 Ric

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:28 AM

New UniTray

UniTray has stood the test of time however one feature it lacks is UTF-8 support.
Although there are alternatives none really match Uniform Serverís requirements. A new release of WinBinder supporting UTF-8 has provided an opportunity to replace UniTray.

Long-term intention is to replace UniTray; a WinBinder version looks viable however before thatís possible there are a number of issues to resolve.

Best vehicle for testing is a throw away plugin. This allows it to be run side-by-side with original Unitray, plugin is easy to remove just delete new plugin folder.

Objective is to offer a tray menu that is flexibly and can be tailored to meet specific user requirements. To this end a series of tutorials is provided on the Wiki.

PHP WinBinder 4
Introduces basic menu design concepts
Wiki tutorial
Support material download

US Tray Menu Plugin
Covers modifications to generic tray-menu providing a working plugin
Wiki tutorial
Plugin download

Plugin supports UTF-8 and has similar functionality to original UniTray.

Follow-up
Follow-up tutorial and plugin converts what is essentially a static menu into a dynamic one. This will provide real time user feedback.

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The Uniform Server Development Team :angry:

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:32 PM

Just wondering if anyone has tried the plugin or are even interested in it.

Will kick this into touch if of no interest.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 05:10 PM

I see no interest shown in this! :angry:
Hence this weekend I will devote me time to a useful utility. :angry:

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:54 PM

I started looking at that utility! :angry:

Quickly became apparent it should be integrated into the initialisation phase of the menu. Hence moved me priority and integrating it. ;)

Now would be a good time to request new features that old UniTray lacked.
No requests will be a shame! :angry:
You will get my draconian interpretation of whatís required. :lol:

Remember itís currently a throwaway plugin and part of a tutorial.
Hence you can give it a work out. Where does it fail, why does it fail. :)

Well I am off for a week, so I suppose its purely academic. B)

All the best
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 04:33 PM

Interesting! No responses. ;)
I have moved this menu over to VC9. Yep! An increase in size and may have hidden problems. :)
I am converting all batch file dependences to something more friendlily. :angry:
It will remain an independent plugin and just tap into Uniform Serverís control architecture. B)

My free time is being eroded away hence will give priority to 5-series maintenance. :lol:
Tray menu will be placed on the back burner. :angry:

All the best
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:40 PM

No maintenance required. :lol:

Well! Could not resist a challenge. :angry:
Converting those SSL batch files to PHP for generating a server certificate and key. B)
It took around 3 hours to crack! :)
Just required a NULL. ;)
Yep! New UniTray is getting there. :angry:

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:07 PM

I am surprised! No one has shown an interest. :)
Not a big deal, hence kicking it into touch. :lol:
Spin-offs (Duplication and key gen) have been reflected in new US releases. B)
As a separate entity it has grown into an 11M monster. :angry:
Clearly not the way to proceed; hence have taken an alternative root. ;)
It will not (for compatibility reasons) be integrated into the 5-Series :angry:
An alpha will be published soon (6-8 Weeks). B)
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:03 PM

That 11M monster was a reference to the menu and not including other components like Apache and MySQL server.

Well! If you have run the menu you will have noticed a server ghosting effect.
Although it took two evenings1 Solution is very simple.

While looking at an alternative root I was surprised how much of Uniforms Serverís potential is hidden. Interestingly most of that can be blamed on my insistence to push and move things forward!

In all honesty the stumbling block has been UniTray, ditch and replace with what!
Well being a code hacker replace it with a PHP version that anyone can change.

Now that imposes an inserting dilemma.

Will this new version be a logical progression?

Or a fork of Uniforms Serverís; mainstream architecture?

As a user itís open to you.

All the best
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:02 PM

This post is now closed! :lol:
Taken to a logical conclusion! :)
See new announcement: :blink:
UniServer 6.0.0-Carbo B)
All the best
Ric :)




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