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TRon

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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2024, 02:38:03 am »
Well, Ok then, I guess we'll see in 30 days  ::)
It should be as dsiders described, see also reddit.

The thing that does change after 30 days is that the ultimate features will disappear for a free account.

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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2024, 03:05:53 am »
sounds like Gitlab is engaging in rather deceitful presentation of information to con newcomers into parting with some of their money.

Obviously, it reflects very poorly on them.  Honesty seems to have become a "legacy concept" for some individuals.  Long live the almighty [dollar, pound, euro, whatever floats your boat and sinks your neighbor]

The best part for those people is that they always blame one economic system or another but never their lack of morals and principles.   

and life goes on...

These comments would normally be off-topic but when an organization's behavior gets in the way of software development (in this case, the creation of a simple feature request) then, their morally questionable behavior is no longer off-topic because it has direct consequences on this project and quite likely others.
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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2024, 07:28:43 pm »
I created a feature request.

Gitlab is not my thing. Apparently I have to have a company to complete the registration, no was not an option.

440bx

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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2024, 09:42:25 pm »
Apparently I have to have a company to complete the registration, no was not an option.
That certainly wasn't necessary when I registered.
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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2024, 12:15:30 am »
How feasible would it be for the fpc project to host its own website instead of relying on gitlab?
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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2024, 12:25:38 am »
How feasible would it be for the fpc project to host its own website instead of relying on gitlab?
I don't know the exact answer to that question but, I think, initially, the main problem would be the availability and maintenance of version control system software.

In the long run, disk space might become a "cost problem".

The use of Gitlab (or other similar sites) delegates a good number of occasionally time consuming activities onto an organization that has demonstrated being capable to perform them.  It's a definite plus but, it seems it does come at a "slight cost", e.g, an "unpalatable" registration process.

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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2024, 01:49:08 am »
It should be expected that anyone who provides a service for free has an agenda. Gitlab is no exception. Even if these types of businesses are lax at first to lure people, they eventually clamp down. If their policies are interfering with access to the bug tracker, it’s probably a good idea to move it to a non third party platform.
How about a replacement for gitlab where registration is tied to forum registration? with forum registration being limited to people who are actually capable of utilizing fpc because they have at least rudimentary knowledge of how to program in pascal...
This should keep the costs for bandwidth usage reasonable. It would also encourage people who download fpc/Lazarus to participate in the community.
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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2024, 02:43:27 am »
Apparently I have to have a company to complete the registration, no was not an option.
That certainly wasn't necessary when I registered.

Nor when I registered.

Does the form have fields for Org and Title. Yes, but you can omit them.

People find excuses to avoid doing things. People see conspiracies everywhere. Sometimes it' as simple as a company trying to keep the lights on.
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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2024, 08:32:51 pm »
Just to get back to topic for a second.

Work around for the colour comments would be to use 'User Define Markup'. If you only need 2 or 3 types it works to show different meanings. If you have a lot it could become unmanageable. 

All you need to do is create a list for each kind of different comments you have. So you could use "{   <<" in a list and set the colours you want. See attached picture. You can vary the amount of colour by adding more space between the { and < or what ever character you decide to use.

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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2024, 10:28:26 pm »
Work around for the colour comments would be to use 'User Define Markup'.
Interesting idea and it works quite well.

One of the things I miss in programming languages is an indicator of relative comment importance.  Some comments provide information that is crucial to keep in mind, others are just welcome "clarifications".

Your idea allows creating comments like {1  {2  {3 where a {3 type comment would mean: "this is crucial" and {1 would be: "try not to forget this" and, of course, {2 something in between those two.


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NobleStar

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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2024, 03:30:25 pm »

Your idea allows creating comments like {1  {2  {3 where a {3 type comment would mean: "this is crucial" and {1 would be: "try not to forget this" and, of course, {2 something in between those two.

Yes. And to add to that, the colours could be use for a faster visual clue. Red for crucial,  yellow for lower level need, green for whenever there's time, etc.

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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2024, 10:05:53 pm »
How feasible would it be for the fpc project to host its own website instead of relying on gitlab?

We picked GitLab, because if absolutely necessary we can self host a GitLab instance. However we moved the source repository and bug tracker to a provider like GitLab, because we don't want to do that anymore unless absolutely necessary. And right now it's definitely not even remotely necessary.

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Re: Color settings for comments
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2024, 12:04:14 am »
I use GUI's (graphical user interfaces) very seldom.
For me, I use text based tools like you can see in the attached screen shot.

You can see a Windows 10 64-Bit Pro Desktop:
- notepad++  (that you can highly customize by your own plugin's and/or settings)
- hex chat (you can use your own plugin's, too)
- far - the free norton commander.

 

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