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Re: Looking for a program
Re: Looking for a program
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 13:50:07 +0100
Matthew Valenta wrote:
> Adding a CORBA interface to Octave could be very useful. Then someone
> could write any general GUI program that communicated with octave
I didn't think about CORBA because I know to little about it. I will have a
look at it to learn more... ;-)
>1) GTK (Gnome) http://www.gnome.org
Didn't use yet, but seems to become one of the standard unix desktops (with
RedHat forcing the development).
>2) Qt (KDE) http://www.kde.org
> - Portable to Unix platforms
Windows version exists, but is commercial, I think.
> - Future CORBA interface ("KOM")
> - Qt versions <2.0 (and thus KDE 1.0/1.1) are INCOMPATIBLE with the GPL
> Qt versions >=2.0 are COMPATIBLE with the GPL according to R. Stallman
Qt 2.0beta is already out, final 2.0 will come soon. 2.0 will be used by KDE
developers version 1.1.xx.
>4) Tk - I know little about this. Can someone list the pluses/minuses?
+ TCL/TK is (almost?) portable to unix/windows and some other platforms
with native look&feel
- does not full integrate into standard desktops like GNOME or KDE (there's a
KDE lookalike TK-Clone with many limitations)
+ TK can be used from C (C++?), the advantages of an interpreted language
(TCL) and a fast compiler language can be combined.
- I don't like to learn TCL, for me it looks cryptic!!!
>My personal favorite is GTK/GNOME because is uses the GPL.
My favorite would be Qt/KDE, that's my standard desktop ;-)
But GTK/Gnome would be ok!
>> 3. A 3D graphics toolbox: Used to visualize function graphs, vector fields or
[a lot of links]
I will soon look at some of this.
>OK, two people makes a conspiracy. Why don't Joerg and begin discussing
>specific work that we can do. If anyone else is interested in working on such
>project, please let us know.
Maybe we're getting off-topic for this general mailing list? What about a
small special list for the Octave-GUI-discussion (I can't do this well with my
>1) GUI Toolkit for Octave
>2) GUI Interface to Octave
>3) 3-D graphics toolbox for Octave
> (I have never looked at octave-plplot. How advanced in this area is it?)
>4) CORBA interface for Octave
>Which would people most like to see? In my mind, I'd like to work on (1) which
>could be used by someone to build (2).
I'm not sure if it's good to build (2) using (1). Depends on the structure of
(1). But I would like to work on (1) and/or (2) as soon as I'm done with my
final examinations (3 weeks).
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Re: Looking for a program, Daniel Martins, 1999/02/09