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Re: Proposition for a Gorm feature Was: Gorm too complex


From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Proposition for a Gorm feature Was: Gorm too complex
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 16:46:45 +0100 (CET)

> From: "Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf" <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 13:38:24 +0100
>
> >> > (ever tried to get a useful diff out of .nibs ? ;-).
> >> 
> >> maybe use nibtool to convert the nibs in something readable first?
> >> 
> >> Greetings, Lars
> >
> >Well, can  nibtool convert  back to nib  the text form?  Otherwise, it
> >would not be usefull to diff and merge the text form (think CVS).
> >
> 
> Yes:
> 
> Welcome to Darwin!
> [localhost:~] lhelldor% man nibtool
>[...]
> BUGS
>        You cannot regenerate a  nib  file  using  the  output  of
>        nibtool.
> 
>        Since  nibtool requires the window server to be running so
>        it can get font information, you cannot use  nibtool  when
>        logged  in  to  another  machine  over telnet or logged in
>        under console mode.

No. It cannot be used to convert back to nib.
So we can use it to see the differences, but it's useless to merge them.


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