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README.md

For general documentation, see the RES Wiki (http://redditenhancementsuite.com:8080/wiki/index.php?title=Main\_Page), at least until the new documentation is finished.

FIRST, a note

Hi there! Thanks for checking out RES on GitHub. A few important notes:

  1. RES is GPLed, which means you're technically free to do whatever you wish in terms of redistribution. However, I ask out of courtesy that should you choose to release your own, separate distribution of RES, you please name it something else entirely. Unfortunately, I have run into problems in the past with people redistributing under the same name, and causing me tech support headaches.

  2. Related: RES is not submitted to browser extension pages like the Chrome Extension Gallery, AMO, etc, because the hope/intent is to provide simultaneous releases for all four browsers at once. This isn't possible given the variable approval times in each gallery, though. I ask that you please do not submit your own RES that isn't renamed there just to get browser syncing of extensions going - because like in #1, it has caused me issues in the past. Someone decided to submit to Chrome's gallery, then I was getting tech support requests from people who were on an old (his) version and weren't getting auto updated through my distribution channel.

I can't stop you from doing any of this. I'm just asking out of courtesy because I already spend a great deal of time providing tech support and chasing down bugs, and it's much harder when people think I'm the support guy for a separate branch of code.

Thanks!

Steve Sobel steve@honestbleeps.com

OKAY! On to what you came to the readme for - how is this project structured?

  • README - (YOU ARE HERE - unless you're on GitHub browsing)

  • changelog.txt - self explanatory

  • lib/reddit_enhancement_suite.user.js This is the core userscript. There are hard links (which I hope github translates properly, we'll see!) from each browser's own directory to this file. Note that because Safari's extension builder barfs on symlinks, I had to use hard links instead.

  • Chrome/ This directory contains the following: - background.html - the "background page" for RES, necessary for chrome extensions - manifest.json - the project manifest - icon.png, icon48.png, icon128.png - icons! - jquery-1.6.4.min.js - jquery 1.6.4! - reddit_enhancement_suite.user.js - a hard link to ../lib, not the "actual file"...

  • Opera/ This directory contains the following: - index.html - the "background page" for RES, necessary for opera extensions - config.xml - Opera's equivalent of Chrome's manifest.json - logo.gif - a logo gif! - includes/reddit_enhancement_suite.user.js - a hard link to ../lib, not the "actual file"...

  • RES.safariextension/ NOTE: This directory must have .safariextension in the name, or Safari's extension builder pukes. This directory contains the following: - background-safari.html - the "background page" for RES, necessary for safari extensions - Info.plist - the project manifest - icon.png, icon48.png, icon128.png - icons! - jquery-1.6.4.min.js - jquery 1.6.4! - reddit_enhancement_suite.user.js - a hard link to ../lib, not the "actual file"...

  • XPI/ NOTE: An XPI is a Firefox addon... This is compiled using the Addon SDK. This directory contains the following: - lib/main.js - this is firefox's sort of "background page" for RES, like what chrome has, but just a JS file - data/jquery-1.6.4.min.js - jquery 1.6.4! - data/reddit_enhancement_suite.user.js - a hard link to ../lib, not the "actual file"... - doc/main.md - "documentation" file that's not currently being used. - README.md - "documentation" file that's not currently being used. - package.json - the project manifest for the Firefox addon

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