Re: LZ: here is an Idea.....
>> I have bean thinking of re-writeing zshell (and hopefully fargos shell
>> program when it comes out ) to look like csh. ie: unix. This not only
>> look really cool, it will have advantages over the zhell menu... just
>This sounds like a great idea, although I agree with the rest of the
>list about typing in names of programs. But I have an idea that might
>be usefull for calcs with the RAM expander. Since the RAM expander can
>hold litteraly hundreds of programs, we have to figure out a better way
>of managing files. How about a hierartical (spell?) OS halfway between
>DOS and Mac. You could use the arrows to scroll through folders and
>files in one level of hierarchy and then press enter at a folder to go
>into a deeper level. Text based but arrow oriented (sound good?). And
>since it would be a more advanced OS it could include a basic library of
>functions that are now commonly used in ZS programs (ie. Sound rutines,
>sprite ruitines, maybe more support for different I/O devices like the
>RAM Expander) stuff that would cut down on the size of ZS programs.
>Then compatability? Make a ZS (normal ZS) program that would add in
>those calls into the program so normal ZS could handle it. This would
>take some work, but it would be really cool!
>What do you think?
Anybody out there remember XTree? What about stealing the interface from
that and using that instead of the arrow-keyboard hybrid?
Jason "Thursday" Wenger
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