I thought the ace2-version was in heavy development and we wouldn't be supposed to use it yet.
At least the amount of errors make me think that.
I get errors all the time when clicking at stuff in the menu.
It also prevents sbcl from working.
I'll try it out without sbcl and see if it works then.
Maybe I messed something up with my addon ;)
Stop being so moddest Bant and put your name in the bloody addon! You've come up with some great ideas. I love the sound of this. I imagine I'd still use all three personally, SCL, SCT/D, "BantLog!", they all serve their own purpose.
For example, I imagine SCT/D would be handier in PvP, BattleChat in PvE, and SCL for displaying what's going on around you in both ("Backstabber2k6 ++ Stealth").
It shouldn't be that hard, but you can't use "chat frames" to do it. I started messing around with it myself, you have to use fontstrings to display the text, with textures to each side. As events happen, you use Babble-Spell to get the texture, then update all the font strings and textutes appropriately in a matter that mimics a chat frame. In away, like when using a scrollbar to update many elements against what is in a table.
I'll post what I have so far later, maybe you can use it.
I thougt about using chatframes (edit: ScrollingMessageFrames) and creating the buttons on the sides.
There shouldn't be a great difference.
But your way might also fix the problem I have with long names.
Or can I truncate them somehow?
I'm not that experienced with that
As for sizing issues... Why not just let the user size the frame themselves and set the font sizes themselves? People could just fix all the sizes to suit their display and whatever custom fonts they may be using.
Edit: Removed the earlier chatframe related bits, I misunderstood :D
I played with this a little bit today on a lowbie while waiting for my regular realm to come up. I love what I see so far. May I suggest an option for adjusting the color and transparency of the background? Also, a DewDrop menu available by clicking (ALT-right click, or whatever) on the window to configure options.
Well, here's what I have come up with so far. This is totally based on what you had done so far Andalia, along with some of what I have done in SCT. Feel free to use anything I have here, I'm mostly just doing this for fun =) But I do plan to keep playing with it, or helping Andalia.
This has no options at all currently. Its just really a proof of concept, but it does seem to be working pretty well so far, for what limited stuff it does. I plan to add the ability to store up to 50 events (instead of the current 10) and allow you to change how many show at once, and be able to scroll through all 50.
Unfotunately I'll have to wait till the servers are up again in the eu.
I still have to see if I want to use.
The ScrollingMessageFrames will store the text automatically and I won't have to deal with that.
Scrolling and saving messages is no problem then and as long as I know how high one line in the frame is I can place the buttons nearby without any problem