DateBocks v2.0.0 Released

Excert from http://www.nshb.net/datebocks-2-0-0-released

Woohoo!! Finally released the next generation of DateBocks (aka
DateBox) v2.0.0.

This was a long time coming, after its initial version release allll
the way back in January, this is a nice edition to the popular tool I
released before.

This version is chalked full of features. Here is the cut out from the
CHANGELOG

== 2.0.0 - AUGUST 16, 2006

  • Changed name from DateBox to DateBocks
  • Added dependency for Prototype
  • First major release after much feedback
  • Renamed main method to datebocks_field
  • Removed datebocks_flat
  • Added new features
    - Close help popup window clicking on any part of the popup
    - German format dd.mm.yyyy
    - Be able to have more than one DateBocks on a page
    - Added Next or Last Week, Month, and Year (ex. Next Month or
    Last Year)
    - (monday|tuesday|wednesday|thursday|friday|saturday|sunday) -
    Defaults to next defined week day
    - Added support for mm-dd-yyyy
    - Added now for date
    - Now able to use model, method to instantiate a datebox_field
    [Michael M. ]
    - Always display with 2 characters in length for month and day
  • Bug fixes
    - 1st of Jan[uary]
    - Errors now highlight elements properly
    - Major bug with the enter key to update the date and not post
    the entire form
    - Fixed bug for special days where it
    - Fixed bug for using datebox_field in a partial [Reginald
    Braithwaite ]

So with that said, do please check it out.

Oh, and I decided to spiff up the site a bit, and design my a fancy
new layout. It is inspired from a newsletter I got. Brownie points to
whoever guesses it :slight_smile:

Demo away…

http://datebocks.inimit.com


Kind regards,

Nathaniel B.

Inimit Innovations Inc.
http://inimit.com

It is a beauty :slight_smile:

is it correct to install you script/plugin install engines
script/plugin install datebocs
?

Robert D. wrote:

It is a beauty :slight_smile:

I agree!

Nathaniel,

The company I work for has decided not to move to RoR (sigh) but this is
by far the best javascript calendar I’ve seen yet.

I see you have plans to eventually port it to other frameworks, but what
about just plain HTML? I’d like to be able to just slap it on a text
field and have it work. (With a little html, of course.)

Great work!

Nathaniel B. wrote:

CHANGELOG
Suggestion: Include a description of the software in the release
announcement. None of these change log items give me much of a clue
as to what DateBocks actually does or why I would bother following the
link you provided.

A shorter E-mail that described the software in one or two sentences,
with a link to the change log, might be better.


James B.

“Simplicity of the language is not what matters, but
simplicity of use.”

  • Richard A. O’Keefe in squeak-dev mailing list

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006, Nathaniel B. wrote:

Excert from http://www.nshb.net/datebocks-2-0-0-released

Woohoo!! Finally released the next generation of DateBocks (aka
DateBox) v2.0.0.

i’m checking out

http://datebocks.inimit.com/

using firefox on linux, but no joy. i assume the little calender widget
is
supposed to open a larger calender pop up? am i the only one noticing
this?

regards.

-a

using firefox on linux, but no joy. i assume the little calender widget
is
supposed to open a larger calender pop up? am i the only one noticing
this?

Here Firefox 1.5 on Win 2k (whitelistet this page in adblock, javascript
and so on activated) also no joy. IE6 on same machine loves it and it
looks great.

Regards, Gregor

unknown wrote:

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006, Nathaniel B. wrote:

Excert from http://www.nshb.net/datebocks-2-0-0-released

Woohoo!! Finally released the next generation of DateBocks (aka
DateBox) v2.0.0.

i’m checking out

http://datebocks.inimit.com/

using firefox on linux, but no joy. i assume the little calender widget
is
supposed to open a larger calender pop up? am i the only one noticing
this?

regards.

-a

Firefox 1.5 on Kubuntu here. Clicking on the little calendar icon, or
typing things and hitting enter, either works great for me. Have you
got any adblocks or javascript stoppers?

On 8/18/06, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:

Firefox/1.5.0.2 on Slackware

works fine for me…

  • Dimitri

On 8/18/06, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:

http://datebocks.inimit.com/

using firefox on linux, but no joy. i assume the little calender widget
is
supposed to open a larger calender pop up?

It does on my Firefox 1.5.0.4
Linux Kernel 2.6.15-19-386 (Dapper Dake, but completely distablized by
fooling around)
in it works beautifully.

am i the only one noticing this?

Cheers
Robert


Deux choses sont infinies : l’univers et la bêtise humaine ; en ce qui
concerne l’univers, je n’en ai pas acquis la certitude absolue.

  • Albert Einstein

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006, William C. wrote:

Firefox 1.5 on Kubuntu here. Clicking on the little calendar icon, or
typing things and hitting enter, either works great for me. Have you
got any adblocks or javascript stoppers?

nope. it’s quite strange. i actually have some other similar widgets
running
now - including the one for google calander. in any case it sounds like
it’s
somehow on my end - thanks.

-a

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 10:50:10 -0400, Gregor K. [email protected] wrote:

No joy on XP with Opera either.

Thanks for all the great feedback, other than the strange bugs going
around in various browsers/os’s.

I will see what I can find. If you have a sec please do try hacking
away and let me know what you come up with. I only have so many
workstations setup, and haven’t yet got Parrallells configured for all
the OS’s everyone mentioned it was buggy on.

-NSHB

On 8/18/06, Bill [email protected] wrote:

Regards, Gregor

No joy on XP with Opera either.


Kind regards,

Nathaniel B.

Inimit Innovations Inc.
http://inimit.com

Almost…

install the “engines plugin” then install “datebocks_engine”.

-NSHB

On 8/18/06, Dark A. [email protected] wrote:

is it correct to install you script/plugin install engines
script/plugin install datebocs
?

On 8/18/06, Robert D. [email protected] wrote:

It is a beauty :slight_smile:


Kind regards,

Nathaniel B.

Inimit Innovations Inc.
http://inimit.com

On Sat, 19 Aug 2006, Bill wrote:

Regards, Gregor

No joy on XP with Opera either.

nor linux/konqueror

-a

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006, Nathaniel B. wrote:

Excert from http://www.nshb.net/datebocks-2-0-0-released

Woohoo!! Finally released the next generation of DateBocks (aka
DateBox) v2.0.0.

What is the relationship between this and earlier versions of this:

http://www.dynarch.com/projects/calendar/

I ask because I have an application (Ruby based) that uses an earlier
version of the dynarch calendar, and the appearance of DateBocks is
identical to that calendar (version 0.9.6).

Thanks,

Kirk H.

Hey Kirk,

It actually uses the Dynarch calendar.

What you might not be seeing is it’s ability to enter phrases in the
text field.

Such as “Next week” or “Friday”.

There are a number of examples below the demo which can give you some
ideas what you can enter.

-NSHB

On 8/18/06, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:


Kind regards,

Nathaniel B.

Inimit Innovations Inc.
http://inimit.com

Entering a short year date didn’t do what I expected.

eg:
9/8/67
expected => 1967-09-08
actual => 2067-09-08

I know going forward in time or backward in time is seems arbitary but
it would depend on what the date field is being used for.

Case for backward in time:

  1. birthdate entry

Case for forward in time:

  1. meeting schedule entry


“Nothing will ever be attempted, if all
possible objections must first be
overcome.” - Samuel Johnson

“Luck is what happens when
preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca

Nathaniel B. wrote:

Demo away…

http://datebocks.inimit.com

Sounds cool, but doesn’t work for me (Firefox 1.0
on FC3).

Hal

Interesting.

I could see doing a check if the current year is less than the year
entered, then go back a decade.

I will add this to the wishlist :slight_smile: Thanks!

-NSHB

On 8/18/06, Tom J. [email protected] wrote:

Case for backward in time:
“Luck is what happens when
preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca


Kind regards,

Nathaniel B.

Inimit Innovations Inc.
http://inimit.com

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