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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001981Documentation, Examples, and Web SiteWriting with Informpublic2016-12-15 16:012017-01-11 21:30
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PlatformMacOSEl CapitanOS Version10.11.6
Product Version6M62 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001981: WwI §1.8 mentions the no-longer-existent Skein and Transcript panels
DescriptionWwI §1.8 says "When the project has never been played at all, if we switch to the Skein panel (or open it opposite the Story panel) we will only find this:"


"Only one thread is ever drawn thickly -- the one currently being shown in the Transcript panel, which we will come to later on."


"In fact, though, Inform can remember for us, using the Transcript panel. This is closely joined to the Skein panel, and it's often convenient to flip between the two."

But the Skein and Transcript panels have now been combined into the Testing panel.
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See WwI §1.8.
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mattweiner (reporter)
2017-01-01 08:30

In fact, the problem goes beyond merely mentioning the wrong panel, to the extent that this should probably be considered a serious bug. The Testing interface is very different from the Skein and Transcript interface, so that a lot of the things mentioned in WwI §1.8 don't apply to the Mac IDE anymore. Knot controls don't appear when you hover over a knot (you need to use the pop-up menu), and there isn't a two-column transcript view.

More seriously, there no longer appears to be a way to annotate a knot (no such option appears on the pop-up menu). This breaks the "release along with a solution" option. Forum thread: [^]
zarf (developer)
2017-01-11 21:30

The annotation issue is now filed separately as [^] .

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-12-15 16:01 mattweiner New Issue
2017-01-01 08:30 mattweiner Note Added: 0004638
2017-01-11 21:30 zarf Note Added: 0004640

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