These are chat archives for chocolatey/ChocolateyGUI

6th
Mar 2014
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Mar 06 2014 17:43
@gep13 Sorry for dropiing off the radar. It's been a suprisingly busy past little while >_<
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Mar 06 2014 19:39
@RichiCoder1 not a problem at all, these things happen. It is the nature of OSS, and it is to be expected. :-)
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Mar 06 2014 21:31
Close all the things!
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Mar 06 2014 21:39
yip yip yip
it's the best part :-)
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Mar 06 2014 21:39
I really should have tested that powershell loading screen more. I could have sworn I fixed the button text and set a max height on the powershell dialog
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Mar 06 2014 21:42
ha ha, not a problem. I really think I like the addition of the progress window now with the addition of the powershell window. It was a little jarring to start with thought, as I wasn't expecting it.
what control do we have over it? i.e. could the background of the window be made to be the same control as teh progress window?
i just wonder if that would be slightly more intuitive
if that is the right word
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Mar 06 2014 21:43
I'm not sure what you mean. Everything you see in that window is customizable though. I just originally made it to appear as close to an actual console as possible to give the impression of it being a real one.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Mar 06 2014 21:45
yeah, didn't think I explained myself very well. I haven't look at the code, so not entirely sure how you have implemented it, but sounds as though you have styled the progress window to look like a PowerShell window, as opposed to shelling out to PowerShell and displaying the results.
i love the fact that we are seeing the full progress of the commands, I just wonder whether it should be displayed in colours closer to the progress window, i.e. the cream colour, with black text, rather than the standard PowerShell blue and white text
it was just a little "jarring" to me when I first opened the application, and then when I ran the update all command
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Mar 06 2014 21:47
It's....complicated. The actual "console" is just a rich text box, but it's receiving input from a full blown UI wrapper around the powershell process.
I could definitely make the console blend in and appear more normal.
I might actually make the console backround a chocolate background with cream text so there's still some distinction between the console and the progress modal
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Mar 06 2014 21:49
yip, i think that would work
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Mar 06 2014 21:50
I pulled the color scheme largely from ChocoPM, so the powershell-ish theme made a lot more sense against the black and blue theme there xD
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Mar 06 2014 21:51
ah gotcha
on the whole though, the application is really shaping up! You have a lot to be proud of! :-)
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Mar 06 2014 21:53
Powershell interop is suprisingly complex. I'll greatly appreciate it if and when we move over to another method.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Mar 06 2014 21:54
If Rob get's his way, the next version of Chocolatey will be an exe, similar to what you get with nuget.exe, so that should hopefully as a lot easier to work with :-D
anyway, that is me for the night, need to head
talk to you later
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Mar 06 2014 21:54
Ttyl!
Have a good night
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Mar 06 2014 21:54
you too!
s'laters
Rob Reynolds
@ferventcoder
Mar 06 2014 23:28
So can anyone come in here or is it limited to committers?