Re: [Further-devel] Stuff.

From: Chris Ball (
Date: Sun Jul 15 2001 - 18:05:36 PDT

On Sun, Jul 15, 2001 at 10:06:12AM -0700, Evan Martin wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 06:39:53PM +0100, Chris Ball wrote:
> > So, I've got further installed again. I'd like to hack up a quick config
> > helper - an Xlib app that goes through plugins/ and brings up a box for
> > each plugin that corresponds to the starting coordinates for the plugin's
> > settings.h file. The user can reposition the boxes around the screen, and
> > hit a save button to write co-ords to the respective settings files.
> >
> > Shall I go for it?
> If you like... it'd be nice if I could finish the configuration system
> first, because then you could write a UI for that.

Hee. I was gonna do that anyway. There's a big difference between an
elegant perl script that draws gtk boxes for data structures (a big
hash, from the sounds of things) in the style of ``make xconfig'' and
an app that lets you specify coordinates by dragging windows around
the screen, though. Dunno. Up to you. It wouldn't be that much code,
and it'd probably be reusable in the new system.

> (BTW, Xlib? What language? I thought you were a Perl geek... :P)

I am! I work with perl and love it to bits, but I'm also a CS/Maths
student and the Evil Powers That Be have given me a year or so of
C courses so far; I'm vaguely happy hacking things like Xlib code
or further, though I tend to annoy by saying "Hey! You could do all
this in ONE LINE OF PERL!" and writing said line way too often. :)

> [screenshots]

Hum. Mine's fairly pointless, too, but there's one from today at Feel free to use if you want to.

I'm off home for a few days. I'll be writing mail but not running/
playing with further.



Chris Ball. ||
"Truly, you have a dizzying intellect." --Wesley, Princess Bride.

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