User talk:LeeRead

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Welcome here,

I changed 2 paragraphs in the section to show you the use of the <SyntaxHighlight> tag. What is your opinion about it?

Regards --Fell (talk) 02:22, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome! As I'm working through understanding custom reports, I thought I'd try to give back with a few, hopefully helpful, edits. <SyntaxHighlight> is pretty cool. I did not realize it is available. It even supports Scheme. I was trying to draw the reader's eye to certain specific areas in code snippits with changes to text color, but perhaps the <SyntaxHighlight> highlight parameter would achieve a similar goal. I'll give it a try soon!

LeeRead (talk) 02:57, 26 July 2017 (UTC) now uses <SyntaxHighlight> throughout. And the highlight parameter seems to do the trick to get the reader to look a lines they should edit. Seems much more readable to me, what do you think?

LeeRead (talk) 18:28, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Really nice! As you seem to be an advanced wiki editor I would like to invite you to improve Wiki_Tips too with topics like {| class="wikitable" ....
  • Gnucash API is not the source tree, but an on code built documentation. So former ([ master branch]) should become ([ maint] or [ master] branch). I don't want to disrupt your edits.

--Fell (talk) 20:36, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Oh! Thanks. Fixed. I have wiki experience, but am just learning media wiki as I make updates. I'll take a peek at Wiki Tips. As you might be able to tell, these Talk pages are new to me, but I'm getting the hang of it. LeeRead (talk) 20:57, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Had a crack at Wiki Tips. Let me know what you think. LeeRead (talk) 22:30, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I saw it already last night. It is really fun to work with you here. --Fell (talk) 21:16, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your clarifications on the build instructions! Blimey, you write like an IRS agent: "As stated in", "As per", and "negatively affected"? Yuk! Aside from that, you've watered down the direction to read GTK-OSX/Building, and anyone planning to use Gtk-OSX needs to at least read it once through.

You've got ```jhbuild bootstrap``` after building icu55, openssl, and Python, which is interesting. None of them need any of the stuff that bootstrap provides, so I've no doubt that it works, but I've never used that order. I wonder if that has something to do with openssl never working right. As for icu55, did that cause trouble? Generally one needs only to add "skip icu" to jhbuildrc-custom; webkit1 depends on icu55 so it will pull it into the build on its own.

John Ralls (talk) 07:46, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

First you described my writing style as hipster and now IRS agent? Good thing I am not sensitive, eh? Maybe you should add a style and tone section to Wiki Tips. It could say "don't write like hipster, don't write like an IRS agent". Thanks for reviewing and updating changes I made, much appreciated. Interesting observation about openssl, you might be on to something there. After skipping icu, if I did not prebuild icu55, harfbuzz would fail because there wasn't an icu around (yet). LeeRead (talk) 10:31, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
OK, the Harfbuzz/ICU issue is fixed with a soft dependency. I've also disabled nice_build in jhbuildrc so it's no longer necessary for it to be in jhbuildrc-custom. openssl will take some testing which I'll do when I get back. John Ralls (talk) 09:04, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
Great stuff John! You also added some helpful guidance that will help newcomers over initial hurdles. Thanks! LeeRead (talk) 11:47, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
The ultimate goal would be no hurdles, but we'll need a better build-scripting tool for that. :-/ John Ralls (talk) 18:52, 19 August 2017 (UTC)