Tk-Wizard-Bases reviews

cpanratings
 

RSS | Module Info | Add a review of Tk-Wizard-Bases

Tk-Wizard-Bases (1.945)

The author writes, to clarify Robert's somewhat outdated review:

Robert said: "it is designed as a MainWindow"
Author replies: Not any more. It now takes a MainWindow like any other widget does, but will create a MainWindow if one is not supplied.

Robert said: "Stylistically it looks like a Windows 95 or 2000 installation wizard, which is not appropriate for a wizard that occurs within an application and may bother or confuse some non-Windows people."
Author replise: Surely only Windows people are daft enough to be confused thus? But patches to ease skinning are welcomed.

Robert said: "Tests are not automated."
Author writes: Oh yes they are.

Robert said: "The documentation leaves much to be desired. It's sparse and recommends one look at the test case files."
Author replies: over 568 lines is much less sparse than most Tk modules.

Robert said: "It makes some assumptions about how wizards should work that are restrictive. For instance, there is no way to have both "Finish" and "Next" buttons in cases where the user can end early."
Author replies: "If you really want, please use RT to request."

Robert complained: "Also: E-mails to the author have bounced back."
Author says: um. lee-at-cpan-dot-org or use RT.

Robert moaned, "Sadly, this is a case where an otherwise excellent module has a lot of issues that make it too restrictive for my needs."
Author bitches back ;) "Sadly a case of a reviwer not making an effort to either communicate with the module author, nor to update his reviews."

Tk-Wizard-Bases (1.943) ****

Can generate wizard and handle IPC in few codes. Save me lots of time.

Tk-Wizard-Bases (1.06) ***

In some ways this is an excellent module. When running, it looks quite professional.

Alas, there are some issues: it is designed as a MainWindow (e.g. as a standalone application) and so is not easy to embed as a Toplevel window within an application.

Stylistically it looks like a Windows 95 or 2000 installation wizard, which is not appropriate for a wizard that occurs within an application and may bother or confuse some non-Windows people.

Tests are not automated, as it runs actual wizards that require human intervention. It also requires manually moving some image files into the perl directory for the tests to work.

The documentation leaves much to be desired. It's sparse and recommends one look at the test case files.

It makes some assumptions about how wizards should work that are restrictive. For instance, there is no way to have both "Finish" and "Next" buttons in cases where the user can end early.

Also: E-mails to the author have bounced back.

Sadly, this is a case where an otherwise excellent module has a lot of issues that make it too restrictive for my needs.