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Re: [XForms] nesting

From: Jens Thoms Toerring
Subject: Re: [XForms] nesting
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:25:54 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi Patrick,

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 01:26:02PM -0400, Patrick wrote:
> I don't actually need to create a new class yet, I am just looking
> to compartmentalize code and name container widgets by topics, much
> the same way one could with hbox and vbox under GTK. So for example
> chart buttons could go with a chart and this might nest under
> another topic and so on.

Sorry, but I feel that I still don't understand:-( And I
actually don't know much about GTK - I had a look once but
abandoned that when I found out that you can't use it with
programs that must be setuid'ed or setgid'ed (which I need
for my stuff to be able to get at device files).

> Currently I trying to use xfroms to write a free program to help
> disabled children communicate but I also have interests in
> scientific software. I buy, refurbish and resell scientific
> instruments. One of the most common ones I have carried is the
> Aminco Bowman Series II luminance spectrometer. Looks like you work
> with Raman.

I've never done Raman myself, just writtens some stuff for
people that did - I did, in a different life;-), mostly
EPR stuff.

> You are currently recommending GPIB2 but I think your driver may be
> more valuable, please promote it.

All I have is a driver more than 10 years old (at the time
just before the sourceforge linux-gpib project was started)
for some ISA cards with a certain chip. That's really nothing
that's useful anymore, sorry. I've only left it on my web page
for the off-chance that someone with such an old GPIB card
is looking for something which may or may not get it to work.
I haven't seen one of these cards in use for at least 5 years.
So it's nothing remotely comparable with anything from the
linux-gpib project.

> GPIB2 looks to be abandoned and unloved:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/linux-gpib/mailman/message/28156744/

The original author/maintainer, Frank Mori Hess, did indeed
quit, but as far as I know someone else has taken over as the
maintainer and there's a new version from just 10 days ago.
So it's not really abandoned but still under active develop-
ment. And whenever I had to deal with a new GPIB card in the
last few years it always worked out of the box with the drivers
from linux-gpib. So I don't think I could do any better;-)

                        Best regards, Jens
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