[Pharo-dev] MDLApplication

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Thu Nov 28 05:58:16 EST 2019



> On 28 Nov 2019, at 11:55, Cyril Ferlicot <cyril.ferlicot at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 11:17 AM Sven Van Caekenberghe <sven at stfx.eu> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I am trying to use MaterialDesignLite (master branch in Pharo 7). The demo works perfectly.
>> 
>> Now, I thought I would start writing a small web app by subclassing MDLApplication, since that seems to set up things properly.
>> 
>> Is that class finished ? How am I supposed to use it ? There are screens, but how are these rendered ? Do I have to do this myself ? Must there not be an idea of a current screen ?
>> 
>> MDLScreen is in fact an empty class.
>> 
>> Although there are units tests for MDLApplication, there is no subclass, so no actual user. It feels a bit as if the demo should/could use it.
>> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> This class was introduced at the beginning of MDL and was used by its creator.
> 
> This person does not contribute anymore and I never really used it so
> I do not know how useful it is. I will add an issue to take a look and
> either improve it or deprecate it to not make people lose time.

Thanks Cyril, I suspect it was not finished and it was a bit confusing.

> https://github.com/DuneSt/MaterialDesignLite/issues/292
> 
> As Julien told you, I usually start a standard MDL application with
> the generator I wrote to get the basic infrastructure.
> 
> I hope it helps you getting started smoothly.
> 
>> Sven
> 
> -- 
> Cyril Ferlicot
> https://ferlicot.fr




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