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« on: September 11, 2006, 03:32:29 pm »
Here are the news on the pdaXrom site: pdaXrom utils rewrite
I just wanted to get some publicity for the new settings tools because the more testing they got, the better they will be!
Some rough test results: original datentime.py, written in python starts in ~5 seconds, the new one, written in FLTK starts in ~1 sec.

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 03:52:20 pm »
So you really did come through... i thought you fell the face of the earth...

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2006, 11:12:24 pm »
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So you really did come through... i thought you fell the face of the earth...

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Excellent! will be real nice for beta 3, and necessary for beta 4.  I'll test this weekend
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 03:31:47 am »
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Here are the news on the pdaXrom site: pdaXrom utils rewrite
I just wanted to get some publicity for the new settings tools because the more testing they got, the better they will be!
Some rough test results: original datentime.py, written in python starts in ~5 seconds, the new one, written in FLTK starts in ~1 sec.

Zumi

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hi Zumi,

good idea to write some faster settings apps!
I will gladly test them from time to time.
One questoin about the datentime tool: Did you add "/etc/rc.d/init.d/atd stop"  before accessing the hwclock (and "/etc/rc.d/init.d/atdatd start" after)? I found this to be necessary to successfully set the time.
atd is installed if kopi-apm is installed. I assume many people use it.

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2006, 04:00:58 am »
Thanks for the update Zumi- more please! We're news starved round here. Good choice of toolkit- I wish more programs used FLTK instead of GTK.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2006, 05:25:48 am »
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hi Zumi,

good idea to write some faster settings apps!
I will gladly test them from time to time.
One questoin about the datentime tool: Did you add "/etc/rc.d/init.d/atd stop"  before accessing the hwclock (and "/etc/rc.d/init.d/atdatd start" after)? I found this to be necessary to successfully set the time.
atd is installed if kopi-apm is installed. I assume many people use it.

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I haven't tought about that, thank you for pointing it out!

It's nice to hear that others think of FLTK as a good choice too; I think Python+GTK is a OK, but C+GTK kinda sucks. I hope Cairo support gets better in FLTK, so it can have antialiased widgets. Now fltk2 CVS makes funny things when compiled with it.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2006, 02:44:42 am »
Great work - i hope more people will realize that without these small fixes and settings tool pdaXrom isn't going to have a chance with newbies and the likes.

So everybody please test and give zumi feedback for his work.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2006, 05:58:10 am »
I use Fltk also for a lot of applications
(see My Webpage)
since it's faster and more straightforward to code

There are 3 possibilities for using fltk:
- fltk-1.6/1.7
- fltk-2
- efltk.

Which are you using?

Efltk and the corresponding desktop brings also a lot of setting applications within.
[img]http://members.cheese.at/woody/zaurus/ede-time.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-image\" /]

I personally feel that the look&feel of GTK is ok but programing in GTK is very uncomfortable ...

But at least I would prefer to overlaod some FLTK classes to get a common look&feel between fltk and gtk applications.
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2006, 06:54:38 am »
I've compiled the edesktop "etimedate" (picture see above) application for my C1000.

It's only for testing how fast the application is.

http://members.cheese.at/woody/zaurus/c1000-archives/

The date/time setting compiled out of the box is not correct yet.

Maybe a merge of the functionallities makes sense?

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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2006, 11:51:21 am »
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I've compiled the edesktop "etimedate" (picture see above) application for my C1000.

It's only for testing how fast the application is.

http://members.cheese.at/woody/zaurus/c1000-archives/

The date/time setting compiled out of the box is not correct yet.

Maybe a merge of the functionallities makes sense?

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Hey, that datentime program above looks really nice! I look into it how can I use some part of it, or merge the two. And I will look for others too in efltk (and in EDE - Equinox Desktop Environment) Thanks for telling about it, I never tried or seen it before (just heard the name of it).

I'm using fltk2. Btw I really like some apps from your site (fltk-bedic and the tabviewer the most). Good work!

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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2006, 01:31:53 pm »
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I'm using fltk2. Btw I really like some apps from your site (fltk-bedic and the tabviewer the most). Good work!

I would propose to use efltk since e reuse of EDE will be very easy.

Also the shared library for efltk is already available for the zaurus.

I will put the sources for the datetime application on the link given above, so that you can play around a little bit.
I've looked already on the code and I think it should be very easy to adapt it to your needs.

The launch of the application is much faster then the python equivalent, but there seems to be some additional work to do when setting the time.
(But that can be done with your code or be based on the python code)

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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2006, 08:45:22 pm »
Wow, it does look really nice.  Now that I said that, I have to state that
I was never a fan of shadows on dial hands, but that's just my taste.  I
also am curious to check out the efltk API which I just learned of, by reading
this post.

I got tired of GUIs in the past (on many dists) that attempt to set the time,
and then freeze the Z (or X server) when attempting to set the system
date backwards.  I stopped using all GUIs, as I never could tell what would
happen!  I will check this one out though, and/or read about any caveats,
etc. first!

Again, this looks like great work, and a major step in the right direction
for pdaXrom's attractiveness!
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2006, 08:48:21 pm »
FYI - The link to your web page is invalid, as it contains a trailing ")".  
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2006, 06:53:33 am »
Everyone has try to compile Ede ? Is a desktop enviroment that use eFLTK.

It' s much fatser .

http://ede.sourceforge.net/page/home

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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2006, 08:31:32 am »
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Everyone has try to compile Ede ? Is a desktop enviroment that use eFLTK.

ede is available in the feed:

http://mail.pdaxrom.org/download/1.1.0beta...s-7x0-860/feed/

The screenshot given is one application from the ede desktop. It compiles with the efltk library from the same feed above without problems.

I also tried themes now with efltk. I've compiled  the same theme for arm as you can see in the picture  above and it works.

Andreas
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