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1 : jhr 704 eXene-1.0
2 : monnier 2 ------------------------
3 :    
4 :     GLOBAL CHANGES
5 :     - changed uses of System.Unsafe.
6 :     [07/11/97]
7 :    
8 :     - various minor changes to track basis clean-up in SML/NJ.
9 :     [06/11/97]
10 :    
11 :     - various minor changes to conform with SML'97 type sharing rules.
12 :     [05/22/97]
13 :    
14 :     - various minor changes to use Real.== instead of polymorphic equality
15 :     (which doesn't work anymore).
16 :     [12/10/96]
17 :    
18 :     - modified sources to compile against SML'96 and the latest version of CML.
19 :     [08/01/96]
20 :    
21 :     STYLES
22 : jhr 704 - fixed bug in parsing code (space between resource name and ":" was not
23 :     accepted.
24 :     [06/14/99]
25 :    
26 : monnier 2 - fixed bug in parsing code.
27 :     [04/07/97]
28 :    
29 :     GRAPHICS UTILITIES
30 : monnier 29 - created the GetDpy structure to provide support for getting the
31 :     display and authentication information for an application. This
32 :     code was taken from the RunEXene structure in the widget utilities.
33 :     [01/27/98]
34 :    
35 : monnier 2 - fixed alignment bug in X authorization code.
36 :     [04/07/97]
37 :    
38 :     LIBRARY CHANGES
39 : jhr 704 - Added code to make the leycode to keysym translation bulletproof (some
40 :     X servers seem to generate bogus keycodes in some situations).
41 :     [09/14/99]
42 :    
43 :     - Fixed some bugs in the implementation of selections and modified the
44 :     interface to support interaction with applications that use CurrentTime
45 :     in their selection requests (this goes against the ICCC spec).
46 :     [07/12/99]
47 :    
48 : monnier 289 - Fixed bug in ICCC signature, where the wrong type name was being used
49 :     for windows in some places.
50 :     [05/19/99]
51 :    
52 : monnier 2 - Fixed a bug introduced in SML/NJ 109.30, where the open connection
53 :     request had bogus data in it.
54 :     [08/11/97]
55 :    
56 :     - Fixed a bug in the encoding of PolyText8 requests.
57 :     [04/08/97]
58 :    
59 :     - One can now use symbolic host names when connecting to servers.
60 :     [08/01/96]
61 :    
62 :     WIDGET CHANGES
63 : monnier 139 - Removed old-style imperative type variables from signatures in 2D structured
64 :     graphics library.
65 :     [07/15/98]
66 :    
67 :     - Added 2D structured graphics canvas widget (widgets/fancy/2d-graphics).
68 : monnier 106 [05/22/98]
69 :    
70 : monnier 2 - Added RunEXene.parseDisplay.
71 :     [04/07/97]
72 :    
73 :     - RunEXene.run and RunEXene.runWArgs now look for the DISPLAY shell variable
74 :     instead of EXENE_DISPLAY.
75 :     [08/01/96]
76 :    
77 :    
78 : jhr 704 eXene-0.5
79 : monnier 2 ------------------------
80 :    
81 :     GLOBAL CHANGES
82 :     - modified sources to use the Char and String interfaces from the
83 :     new standard basis.
84 :     [11/15/94]
85 :    
86 :     LIBRARY CHANGES
87 :     - added partial fix to handle sequence numbers > 2^16; still need to synchronize
88 :     with server when # of requests greatly exceeds replies.
89 :     [02/01/95]
90 :    
91 :     - add clause to catch Fail exceptions in the wrapper code for XDebug.xspawn.
92 :     [12/06/94]
93 :    
94 :     - added charWidth to the Font structure, and cleaned up the various
95 :     width computing functions in lib/window/font-base.sml.
96 :     [11/26/94]
97 :    
98 :     - added withdrawWin to eXeneWin for ICCC-compliant unmapping of top-level
99 :     windows.
100 :     [11/09/94]
101 :    
102 :     - added rgbOfColor to eXeneBase for extracting the RGB of a color so that
103 :     the shading colors (for 3D) can be computed.
104 :     [09/21/94]
105 :    
106 :     - fixed a bug in protocol/xdisplay.sml, where the connection file descriptor
107 :     was not being closed when the server refuses the connection.
108 :     [08/26/94]
109 :    
110 :     - added the authentication datatype to EXeneBase and added an authentication
111 :     parameter to the openDisplay operation.
112 :     [06/08/94]
113 :    
114 :     - added position and time information to MOUSE_Enter and MOUSE_Leave
115 :     events. We may want to make mouse events carry more uniform information.
116 :     [06/03/94]
117 :    
118 :     - made a bunch of changes to better support properties. Renamed the type
119 :     XProtTypes.property to prop_val, and removed the name field. Added
120 :     a property server to monitor property changes.
121 :     [03/29/94]
122 :    
123 :     - added maxReqLen to allow applications to find out the maximum
124 :     request length supported by a display.
125 :     [03/29/94]
126 :    
127 :     - renamed Drawing.tileBlt to Drawing.textureBlt, and added a new function,
128 :     called tileBlt, which does a pixelBlt using the tile as a source.
129 :     [03/18/94]
130 :    
131 :     - created a per display connection server for managing communications
132 :     related to selections. This also required a couple of minor changes
133 :     to the protocol implementation.
134 :     [03/11/94]
135 :    
136 :     - created a per display connection atom table, for caching interned atoms.
137 :     The standard atom definitions moved from xatom.sml to std-atoms.sml.
138 :     [10/26/93]
139 :    
140 :     - fixed bug in Geometry.clipPt.
141 :     [07/12/93]
142 :    
143 :     - fixed bug in XDebug.xspawn that caused the trace-server's ID to be reported
144 :     instead of the spawned thread.
145 :     [04/12/93]
146 :    
147 :     - modified XDebug.xspawn to report thread exiting on the xspawn trace module,
148 :     and to unwatch normally exiting threads. Also, turn on the XDebug.errorTM
149 :     trace module.
150 :     [03/28/93]
151 :    
152 :     - added Font.substrWidth for computing the width of a substring.
153 :     [03/27/93]
154 :    
155 :     - added general function to change window attributes (EXeneWin.changeAttrs)
156 :     [03/26/93]
157 :    
158 :     - added EXeneWin.setBackground
159 :     [03/25/93]
160 :    
161 :     GRAPHICS UTILITIES
162 :     - added XAuth structure to provide support for getting authentication
163 :     data needed when opening a display.
164 :     [06/08/94]
165 :    
166 :     - added BitmapIO functor that supports reading and writing depth-1 images
167 :     in the X11 format.
168 :     [02/18/93]
169 :    
170 :     WIDGET CHANGES
171 :     - added openFont to the Widget structure.
172 :     [11/27/94]
173 :    
174 :     - created the EXeneRun utility structure for a higher-level way to invoke
175 :     eXene applications.
176 :     [07/16/94]
177 :    
178 :     - added an authentication parameter to the mkRoot operation.
179 :     [06/08/94]
180 :    
181 :     - added setCursor and setBackground to Canvas structure to allow those window
182 :     attributes of a canvas to be changed.
183 :     [03/28/94]
184 :    
185 :     - fixed a race condition in the canvas widget.
186 :     [04/12/93]
187 :    
188 :     - modified box_item datatype declaration in BoxLayout to allow use of
189 :     newconreps.
190 :     [03/28/93]
191 :    
192 :     - modified Background widget to use EXeneWin.setBackground.
193 :     [03/26/93]
194 :    
195 :     - added colorOf function to Widget structure; shorthand for
196 :     colorOfScr (screenOf root) colorspec (widget.sml).
197 :     [02/19/93]
198 :    
199 :     - changed default scrollbar cursor color to gray; correctly handles
200 :     monochrome displays (scrollbar.sml, scroll-view.sml).
201 :     [02/19/93]
202 :    
203 :    
204 :     eXene-0.4 (released 02/17/93)
205 :     -----------------------------
206 :    
207 :     GLOBAL CHANGES
208 :     - changed type naming convention to remove "_t" suffix.
209 :     [02/09/93]
210 :    
211 :     - modified source to use SML/NJ Library (v. 0.1). A couple of the interfaces
212 :     are different from the util-lib versions.
213 :     [02/03/93]
214 :    
215 :     LIBRARY CHANGES
216 :     - modified XDebug structure to use the trace modules provided by TraceCML.
217 :     Also modified various clients of XDebug.
218 :     [02/10/93]
219 :    
220 :     - exposed WindowNotFound exception in EXeneBase.
221 :     [02/10/93]
222 :    
223 :     - changed lib-level hashing functions to use SML/NJ Library hash tables.
224 :     [02/09/93]
225 :    
226 :     - added encodeSendEvent to XRequest, and send_evt_to_t type to XProtTypes.
227 :     Created the XSendEvent structure, which contains routines for encoding
228 :     SendEvent requests (currently only encodeSendSelectionNotify).
229 :     [11/20/92]
230 :    
231 :     - modified lib/protocol/xdisplay.sml to retry connection upto 5 times.
232 :     [11/17/92]
233 :    
234 :     - open EXene structure using explicit structure assignments, so as not to
235 :     confuse source groups.
236 :    
237 :     - Always create GC server for depth 1 pixmaps (patch for IBM X bug) (display.sml)
238 :    
239 :     - Fixed parity error in internAtom and lookupAtom (xatoms.sml)
240 :    
241 :     - Added black and white color_spec_t to EXeneBase (abstract.sml,exene-base.sml)
242 :     - Added createImageFromTile function to EXeneBase (exene-base.sml,image.sml)
243 :    
244 :     - Removed alloc-type window creation routines (window.sml,exene-win.sml)
245 :    
246 :     - Added function createTransientWin (window.sml,exene-win.sml,xprops.sml)
247 :    
248 :     - Added function setWMProtocols (window.sml,exene-win.sml,xprops.sml)
249 :    
250 :     (2 November 1992)
251 :    
252 :     - split lib/window/window.sml into window-sig.sml and window.sml.
253 :    
254 :     - added background and border color fields to representation of windows.
255 :     This is necessary to avoid premature deallocation of those color
256 :     cells, once color finalization is implemented.
257 :    
258 :     - changed "Drawing.autoflush" to "Drawing.feedback"
259 :    
260 :     - Implemented a new, more abstract, color model. Each screen has a color
261 :     server that maps abstract color specifications (color_spec_t) to
262 :     an abstract representation of colors (color_t). The pixel type is no
263 :     longer visible to the user level.
264 :    
265 :     - Added number of buffered messages count to mapped state of draw-master.
266 :    
267 :     - Added Font.charPositions to return per character positions of a string.
268 :    
269 :     - Fixed race condition by adding buffering to the top-level
270 :     window server.
271 :    
272 :     - XDisplay structure now contains a field for the X server's
273 :     maximum request size.
274 :    
275 :     - Image can now be more than 1 plane deep, using XY format.
276 :     Images and their ascii representations now require a list of
277 :     lists instead of a list.
278 :     bm2mlx-template.c modified to reflect the new format.
279 :    
280 :     - Function createImageFromPixmap added.
281 :    
282 :     - Bounding box function bbox added to Geometry.
283 :    
284 :     - Bugs in intersection and union in Geometry fixed.
285 :    
286 :     - Race condition between drawing on a pixmap and destroying the
287 :     pixmap eliminated.
288 :    
289 :     - Bug in createTileFromPixmap fixed.
290 :    
291 :     - MOUSE_Enter/MOUSE_Leave events now generated.
292 :    
293 :     - FirstDown & LastUp messages added to mouse_msg_t.
294 :    
295 :     - fixed bug in HashUtil.remove
296 :    
297 :     - added checks to guarantee that values constructed using concrete
298 :     datatypes lie in allowed ranges for the X protocol. Added related
299 :     exceptions BadRGB, BadDrawParameter, BadPenParameter, BadWindowGeometry
300 :     and BadPixmapParameter.
301 :    
302 :     - NoColorCell exception added to EXeneBase (and Color), for attempts to
303 :     allocate a new color cell when the color map is full.
304 :    
305 :     - Immutable tiles are now used where pixmaps used to be allowed.
306 :    
307 :     GRAPHICS UTILITIES
308 :     - Added routine for generating general ellipses.
309 :     [10/05/92]
310 :    
311 :     - Fixed bug in spline code concerning when line is flat enough.
312 :     [10/03/92]
313 :    
314 :     - Spline code has been moved into the graphics utility directory
315 :     (lib/graph_util).
316 :     [10/03/92]
317 :    
318 :     - Added routines for drawing/filling rounded rectangles.
319 :     [09/03/92]
320 :    
321 :     WIDGET CHANGES
322 :     - The BadArgument exceptions in Box, Pile and WidgetSet are
323 :     changed to BadIndex (box.sml, pile.sml, widget-set.sml).
324 :     [02/12/93]
325 :    
326 :     - The AlreadyRealized exception from Widget is now exposed (widget.sml).
327 :     [02/12/93]
328 :    
329 :     - The getChildEnv function in Router now raises a NotFound
330 :     exception if the environment is not in the table (router.sml).
331 :     [02/12/93]
332 :    
333 :     - A shell widget now deletes its own window and becomes a zombie
334 :     when it receives a KillReq from its child (shell.sml).
335 :     [02/12/93]
336 :    
337 :     - The bounds function for str_edit is more correctly and efficiently
338 :     handled. It is also no flexible in the x dimension (str-edit.sml).
339 :     [02/12/93]
340 :    
341 :     - Unnecessary case "013" removed from echo server (vtty.sml)
342 :     [02/12/93]
343 :    
344 :     - Field name "rad" changed to "radius" in mkToggleCircle (toggle.sml)
345 :     [02/12/93]
346 :    
347 :     - Many widget exceptions replaced by LibBase.BadArg (slider.sml,
348 :     scrollbar.sml, divider.sml, button-view.sml, str-edit.sml,
349 :     widget.sml, frame.sml, viewport-sig.sml, viewport.sml
350 :     [02/12/93]
351 :    
352 :     - Exceptions BadWidth and MultipleChoices exposed in text-list.sml
353 :     [02/11/93]
354 :    
355 :     - Unused exception BadWidth removed from color-rect.sml
356 :     [02/11/93]
357 :    
358 :     - setWMHints function added to Shell
359 :    
360 :     - type generators added for types defined by type abbreviation:
361 :     wm_args_t, hints_t (shell.sml), bounds_t (widget.sml),
362 :     list_item_t (text-list.sml), set_item_t (widget-set.sml),
363 :     whereFn_t (simple-menu.sml)
364 :    
365 :     - Added code to prevent possible deadlock dealing with child CO
366 :     events (widget.sml, shell.sml, box.sml, shape.sml, field-edit.sml)
367 :    
368 :     (11 November 1992)
369 :    
370 :     - Fixed bugs in vtty.sml, toggle-ctrl.sml
371 :    
372 :     (10 November 1992)
373 :    
374 :     - Added WidgetSet structure (widget-set.sml); new version of
375 :     TextList using WidgetSet
376 :    
377 :     (5 November 1992)
378 :     - The widget library assumes util-lib library loaded
379 :    
380 :     - Added mkTransientShell and removed setWMHints from Shell
381 :    
382 :     - Added wstate_t type to Widget; replaces button_state_t
383 :    
384 :     - Added sameRoot function to Widget
385 :    
386 :     - Made widgets abstract, with equality function.
387 :    
388 :     - Removed window attributes for widgets. The wrapCreate function
389 :     was changed accordingly. Also, removed setBackground function
390 :     from Widget; use new background widget instead
391 :    
392 :     - Added several utility functions to Widget: okaySize, compatibleDim,
393 :     compatibleSize
394 :    
395 :     - Added ignoreMouse, ignoreKey functions for widgets
396 :    
397 :     - Toggles now take an initial state; in addition, a toggle now
398 :     fires its action routine if its state is changed under program control
399 :    
400 :     - Sliders now take an initial state; in addition, there are now functions for
401 :     setting the state, plus querying the state and scale
402 :    
403 :     - The function mkSBLayout has been moved to its own structure ScrollLayout
404 :    
405 :     - TextList replaces the ListWidget structure. The user can now
406 :     specify an initial state for the items.
407 :    
408 :     - mkColorRect has been added to implement simple colored rectangular regions.
409 :    
410 :     - A background_t widget has been added to implement backgrounds for widgets
411 :    
412 :     - Where possible, composite widgets no longer need a root
413 :     argument (structures Frame, ScrollPort, Shape)
414 :    
415 :     - The Box structure now produces a box_layout_t, rather than a widget_t.
416 :     (There is the usual widgetOf function.) In addition, one can now
417 :     insert, delete, map, and unmap "boxes" in the top level of the box
418 :     hierarchy
419 :    
420 :     - A Pile structure has been added. This implements a pile_t type, which
421 :     maintains a collection of widgets, only one of which is visible at
422 :     a time. Widgets can be inserted and deleted from piles.
423 :    
424 :     (2 November 1992)
425 :    
426 :     - modified str-edit.sml to allow character values in the range
427 :     [0xa0-0xff].
428 :    
429 :     - Color type introduced to allow multiple representations; currently
430 :     supports RGB and pixel. [NOTE: this has been moved to the library
431 :     level]
432 :    
433 :     - New widgets : Divider, MenuButton, ViewPort, ScrollPort
434 :    
435 :     - Label views, text button views and list items
436 :     reimplemented to use common text glyph.
437 :    
438 :     - Frames provide dynamic control of frame color.
439 :    
440 :     - Labels provide a font option, and dynamic control of colors.
441 :    
442 :     - Bugs fixed in scrollbar widges.
443 :    
444 :     - Signature of Shape module changed, and two new functions mkRigid
445 :     and mkFlex added.
446 :    
447 :     - Character insertion and deletion added to TextWidget
448 :    
449 :     - The Widget module now provides filter functions for the input streams,
450 :     and a function to alter the background of a widget.
451 :    
452 :     - Toggle and button protocol has changed. Command and toggle buttons
453 :     register a change on button up, not on button down. If button up
454 :     occurs off the widget, no change is registered. Event streams for
455 :     general buttons now terminate with either button up or exit, the latter
456 :     indicating the mouse has left the widget. Buttons and toggles also now
457 :     provide active/inactive state.
458 :    
459 :    
460 :     eXene-0.3 (released 12/03/91)
461 :     -----------------------------
462 :    
463 :     GLOBAL CHANGES:
464 :     - eXene is now based on CML-0.9.4; this very required minor changes to
465 :     eXene (now using 0.9.6).
466 :    
467 :     - ported to SML/NJ 0.71. Most changes were a result of the Array structure
468 :     not being open by default, and by Array.sub no longer being an infix operator.
469 :     Changed the representation of pen_t values to use immutable vectors.
470 :    
471 :     LIBRARY CHANGES
472 :     - fixed typechecking problem in protocol/xdisplay.sml that was exposed
473 :     by SML/NJ 0.70.
474 :    
475 :     - replaced draw_dst_t datatype with abstract drawable_t type. This is
476 :     part of the support for rubber-banding.
477 :    
478 :     - fixed xio.sml bug caused by a faulty understanding of the sequencing
479 :     semantics of the protocol.
480 :    
481 :     - fixed bugs in gc-server.sml and draw-master.sml reported by Huimin Lin
482 :     (huimin@@cogs.susx.ac.uk).
483 :    
484 :     - fixed bug in HashUtil.mapList
485 :    
486 :     - changed remove function for hash tables to return the removed item. This
487 :     affected the hash tables defined in util/{hash-util.sml,hash-xid.sml},
488 :     window/hash-window.sml and user/eXene-base.sml.
489 :    
490 :     - added window-tree locking mechanism to the window registry.
491 :    
492 :     - modified asynchronous blt operations to use a promise-style implementation.
493 :    
494 :     - added updatePen operation for functional updates of pens.
495 :    
496 :     - added createOverlay to support rubber-banding.
497 :    
498 :     - new Spline module providing functions to compute Bezier cubic sections,
499 :     and open and closed B-splines.
500 :    
501 :     - added copyBlt and copyBltEvt.
502 :    
503 :     - fixed bug in decoding font info in xreply.sml (wrong offset)
504 :    
505 :     WIDGET CHANGES
506 :     - fixed possible deadlock arising from parent not always servicing a child's
507 :     CO event. This affected box.sml and field-edit.sml.
508 :    
509 :     - added new text list widget. The widget provides a vertical or horizontal
510 :     display of text items, and events associated with the user choosing items.
511 :    
512 :     - the ButtonView structure now provides a new view mkTextBtn, which
513 :     generalizes mkLabelBtn (rectangular buttons with string labels) by
514 :     allowing the programmer to specify the border width and text alignment
515 :     within the button.
516 :    
517 :     - fixed bug in Frame widget that was causing deadlock.
518 :    
519 :     - the SimpleMenu module has seen various bug fixes and style
520 :     changes, as well as the addition of a low-level menu routine
521 :     for providing pop-up menus within widgets.
522 :    
523 :     - there is now a working vtty widget (thanks to Thomas Yan for finishing
524 :     our code)
525 :    
526 :     - the Canvas widget now provides a drawable, so that the library drawing
527 :     routines can be used.
528 :    
529 :    
530 :     eXene-0.2 (released 4/27/91)
531 :     -----------------------------
532 :    
533 :     LIBRARY CHANGES
534 :     - added absolute screen coordinates to mouse event messages
535 :    
536 :     - added tileBlt operation to Drawing
537 :    
538 :     - fixed GraphicsExpose/NoExpose problem. Drawing.bitblt and Drawing.tileBlt
539 :     will raise the exception Exposures, if part of the source is unavailable.
540 :     Also, the PV_Exposures field for pens has been eliminated.
541 :    
542 :     - destroyWindow is now handled by the draw-master, which avoids a race
543 :     with any pending drawing requests on the window. This was a problem
544 :     with popup windows.
545 :    
546 :     - added Geometry.inside; test if a rectangle is inside another
547 :    
548 :     - fixed bug in encodePolyRects, etc.
549 :    
550 :     - changed DrawMaster to group adjacent drawing requests that use the same pen.
551 :    
552 :     - fixed the shutdown deadlock that was causing the "eXene-shutdown timeout"
553 :     message.
554 :    
555 :     WIDGET CHANGES
556 :     - fixed deadlock in widgets/router.sml
557 :    
558 :     - added tileBlt operation to Canvas widget
559 :    
560 :     - the menu widget is fixed
561 :    
562 :     - there is now a text widget
563 :    
564 :     - there is a text-field edit widget
565 :    
566 :     - the bounds_t type has been redefined; see the manual for details.
567 :    
568 :     - the box/glue layouts have been re-implemented. Also, the layout semantics
569 :     have changed; see the manual for details.
570 :    
571 :     - the type of Widget.wrapCreate has changed; point_t and size_t arguments were
572 :     bundled into a rect_t argument.
573 :    
574 :     - additional button views have been added.
575 :    
576 :     - the shell widget now provides application access to window manager
577 :     hints. In addition, the shell automatically registers size hints
578 :     with the window manager.
579 :    
580 :     EXAMPLES
581 :     - the examples have been updated to use some of the new library features
582 :    
583 :     - a simple example of the menu widget has been added
584 :    
585 :     - a calculator has been implemented using the widget set.
586 :    
587 :    
588 :     eXene-0.1 (released 3/19/91)
589 :     -----------------------------
590 :     This was the first release

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