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Posted by david on 13 February 2012 at 2:44 am
I worked on the Dashboard some more today. I didn't get a lot finished. I was mostly digging through the code to see what I finished a while back when I was working on it. There seemed to be some things missing, but its hard to tell if its missing or if I never implemented them. I know there is code missing some places. I fixed the blog title shortening a while back and it wasn't fixed in my current working copy. I now back up everything to a portable drive and have a backup manager that regularly backs up my Home folder to a different drive. Hopefully I wont have to worry about losing months or even years of work again. Anyway, the Dashboard will be the default dashboard. The services library allows applications to create service types and services. Any app can create a service type and any app can create/provide services for service types. Service types have a registered service provider, which provides the object interface for its services to use. A service type should never be removed. Another application can begin offering the dashboard service type and other applications simply have to use the new application's object interface (unless the new application is compatible with the old service provider's object - this would normally be the case in a transitional period). Anyway, the Dashboard will be the default dashboard service provider and there shouldnt be a need to implement the System Admin service I discussed yesterday.

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