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Re: QT Octave installation

From: Judd Storrs
Subject: Re: QT Octave installation
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:29:25 -0500

2012/2/14 Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <address@hidden>:
> However, the flaw runs deeper: it doesn't work with fltk plotting. Try
> it: "graphics_toolkit fltk;" now try to plot something. QtOctave will
> hang. Same with GUI Octave, same with Xoctave (and Octave workshop,
> and YAOG, and all those other historical efforts). We need a tighter
> coupling between Octave and its GUI, but no GUI author has wanted to
> do that. They all think of the problem too simply. They think of
> Octave as some foreign program and that communication is simply text
> goes in, text comes out. Octave needs more interaction that, for
> example, for being able to fully reproduce the interactive plots that
> Matlab users come to expect.

Does the fltk backend allow plots to be interacted with while the
interpreter is busy with calculations? Perhaps the design flaw with
fltk windows is elsewhere.


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