[ANN] Dilbert Daily Strip Plug-in 1.0.1 for IDEA 5.0

Changes from 1.0.0 :

Fix: Any anticipated exception caught when downloading the strip results
in an 'error' image being displayed rather than the exception being
reported to IDEA's log.

Fix: Help system typos corrected.

New: The 'About' window can now be dismissed with the Esc key, removing
any dependency at all on the mouse.

New: IDEA's HTTP proxy settings are honoured.

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Mark Scott
mark@codebrewer.com

4 comments

This is great!

Any plans for supporting history, i.e. go back/forward 1 day or to a
specific date?

Amnon

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On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 14:26:39 -0600, Amnon I. Govrin wrote:

This is great!


Thanks!

Any plans for supporting history, i.e. go back/forward 1 day or to a
specific date?


It's a nice idea, and one I intended to implement (although forgot to add
to the roadmap in the help section) but, taking others' comments into
account, I think it might be asking for trouble to enhance the existing
functionality.

Perhaps it would be acceptable to change the plug-in to provide an
interface to a paid United Media subscription - I don't know if different
terms of use would apply in that case.

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Mark Scott
mark@codebrewer.com

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This is cool. You should make it display the strip plus a small advert from the same site plus a live link to the site, and then contract Scott Adams about getting permission so that you no longer contravene the terms of his site.

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On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 23:10:54 +0300, Anthony Holland wrote:

This is cool. You should make it display the strip plus a small advert
from the same site plus a live link to the site, and then contract Scott
Adams about getting permission so that you no longer contravene the
terms of his site.


Thanks for the comment, and I'm glad you like the plug-in. To be honest,
I rather expected it to be pulled from the repository so it hasn't had any
more development time (although I did plan to fix a couple of bugs over
the holidays).

I'm unsure what's for the best. On the one hand, it's wrong to be
breaching the terms of use but, on the other, viewing via the plug-in is
effectively no different to browsing through an ad-filtering proxy server
(albeit one that would probably have to be specially configured to block
all but the cartoon strip). It's not as if downloading the ads without
showing them is enough - the terms of use say they have to be displayed!

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Mark Scott
mark@codebrewer.com

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