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xretrace, xxutils and a few other things
« on: October 22, 2018, 05:23:08 am »
I've combined xretrace, xxutils and a few other things into a single zip file.  Backup your current configuration folder then unzip to your config folder so that you have a sub-folder called xretrace that has the macro files and bitmaps needed.

Have a read of the info towards the end of the xload-macros.e source file.
If you want to try this out before changing your normal config folder then create a new empty temporary config folder - start slick with vs.exe +new -sc some-empty-folder   - then import all your settings and load all the files below.

The xload_macros command prompts if you want to force the macro source to be re-compiled.  Normally you should say "yes" to this.

  >>>>>>  from xload-macros.e
  1) Unzip all files into a sub-folder of your configuration folder called "xretrace"
  2) Read the notes below and customize the paths if you want
  3) Backup your configuration folder
  4) Load this module xload-macros.e then run the command xload_macros.
     You will be prompted for which modules you want to load.
     dlinklist.e is needed by other modules  - no harm to load it.
     xretrace-whatever  - load all three or none
     xtemp-file-manager is needed by xxutils but it's sort of inactive until you enable it
     xnotepad  -  is needed by xxutils
     xblock-selection-editor - is optional

xretrace now includes a kind of vertical scrollbar.  It creates a bunch of text files - if you don't want these then stick with the old xretrace (link below) and skip loading the three xretrace modules listed above.  xretrace.e has some detail at the start about how to use it.,4693.msg36784.html#msg36784
The old version of xxutils.e is here,11186.msg57320.html#msg57320

If you want to use the temporary file handler then it's best to create an environment variable called xtemp_files_path to specify where you want the temp files to go - more info in xload-macros.e.  The file xtemp-file-manager has some detail at the start about what it's doing.

Please let me know if there are any problems.

[EDIT Nov 11, 2018]
Uploaded some updated files to fix a couple of things.  There's a new option in the xretrace options dialog  -  "capture retrace data to disk".  It's off by default.  If you want xretrace-scrollbar to show anything useful it needs to be enabled.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 09:23:19 am by Graeme »