Now version 3 with new features!
I am proud to present you the result of my activities: a custom version of Rezilla that will make plug-in editing easier (than with the base version) while replacing the old, can't-run-on-Intel-Macs, still 68k , ResEdit. You can grab it (EDIT: link removed, please use custom 3 now) (direct download link off my webspace) (last minute annoyance: do not try running it off the virtual disk, as Rezilla doesn't like being run off read-only media; copy it first to your hard drive).
I invite you to download it and edit plug-ins with it, this with two purposes. First, to evaluate it to make sure this can indeed be a valid replacement for ResEdit. I fact, you should try to remove ResEdit from your Dock and see if you can survive without it. So far, I have been able to. Second, to test the custom features I added, so that they can be beta-tested and safely added the the main Rezilla app.
These last days, following the release of Rezilla 1.0.8 (that fixes some annoying bugs, guess who found them, debugged them and proposed the fix), I set up to work on compiling it from source, then modifying it (since Rezilla is open source) to add to it some features that I had already (more or less) working on a modified version of Rezilla 1.0.7. Then I modified all the templates I had already converted to be Rezilla-friendly, to take advantage of these custom features, to fix a few things in them, to generally improve descriptions, and to prepare for potential future custom features (hint: RSID may very well not remain being a mere synonymous for DWRD).
However, it doesn't yet surpass NovaTools in ease of use, simply because Rezilla's plug-in architecture isn't ready yet, so I can't make anything like NT yet. It largely surpasses ResEdit with templates thanks to the power of WORV, CASE, and keyed sections; it also surpasses MC and EVONE for resources that do not have dedicaced editors in them, and sometimes surpasses graphical editors of all three for very specific points. Also, not all resources have templates updated to take advantage of the power of Rezilla (the ones that don't simply have the basic ResEdit TMPLs), but this should be corrected in the next few days.
In particular, I want you to make sure that:
- color pickers work perfect
- flag (and similar, such as seeker and asteroid type) popup menus work perfect
- and generally Rezilla works perfect
The first is a custom feature I added. The second, I modified it slightly.
Once we've made sure we can trust Rezilla, we will invest the time and computing skills to add graphical editors to Rezilla (once it will support plug-in editors). But first I need to make sure people are interested in and will use Rezilla, that I'm not sweating blood on code for no one bar me.
As this is a custom version of Rezilla, DO NOT mail the author (Bernard Desgraupes) about problems in this version, he barely knows about it in the first place. Please report everything to me, and I'll handle it. If there's a problem, that's probably a bug I introduced (or at least, we should assume it at first).
One last thing: Rezilla is licensed under the GNU General Public License. As such, I have been given access to the code, and the right to modify it, and this means I needs to give you the same rights. Therefore, you can find the source files for this custom version at (EDIT: link removed, please use custom 3 now), in case you're interested. Be careful. It's a mess.
EDIT: sigh. I don't like having to do so, it feels like little more than slick advertising. But I need feedback on this new version. Added a subtitle.
This post has been edited by Zacha Pedro : 26 June 2006 - 05:56 AM