[tyndale-devel] Initial Look in "Windows Surface RT - Win8"

Chris Burrell chris at burrell.me.uk
Sat Nov 24 11:21:21 MST 2012

Hi John

Thanks for all those comments. As you'll have seen we haven't targetted
Windows Surfaces yet. This is in the pipeline when we start targetting
mobile devices. In particular, all the autocompletes will be likely
transformed into normal dropdowns to harness the native OS features.

In terms of the comments about the bibles/commentaries selection. Do you
mean that each column should remember its own selection? If so, I think
that is a sensible improvement. Could I ask you to raise this in our JIRA
the version 1.1

On the final note, about capturing a personal commentary, etc. Yes we have
plans for this, but don't know which form this will take yet. Probably a
number of forms including being able to tie your comments to particular
verses, passages, etc. As well as a social aspect, e.g. sharing comments
with a  facebook group, google circles, or your small group at church.


On 23 November 2012 23:58, John Hutton <john.f.hutton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All -
> Just trying to get back to doing some work on the program and thought I
> would try to do a early look at how STEPs performs on a Win8 RT Tablet.
> I’m afraid I could not do much checking.
> The initial links to the documentation appear to be missing (gave me
> errors).
> Under the windows8 RT OS, none of the gui interactions work correctly.
> When I click on a translation, instead of a pulldown I get a text entry
> field.  When I click on the “view” or “tools”, it only pops up the menu
> while I’m touching the button, but will not pop it up so I can make a
> selection.  Bible verse selection is also a “type” only field (although it
> seems to have a selectable popup).
> This does seem to work with a mouse on the tablet, so it may be simply
> some high level changes that are needed to work with the “touch” interface.
> I also tried this on my Windows Phone 7.5 (where it would be very useful
> to me as well), with limited success.  Even the single column layout
> doesn’t seem to fit well on the screen (popups show up off screen).
> Two other general comments:
> In two screen mode, could each side keep track of the type of info it is
> looking at?  The most common way I would use the tool would be to have a
> bible translation on the left and a commentary on the right.  I found that
> both columns assume the “last” selection, so if I want to change bibles and
> commentaries after each other it takes more clicks.  I could, however, see
> use models for the current method, so this many only be a personal style
> thing.
> Secondly, I would love to be able to have the second column be an editor
> where I could record things like sermon notes.  Is there anything like that
> in the plan?
> Thanks!
> John
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