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Re: base2_2 on Atari

On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 02:17:18AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Michael Schmitz <schmitz@simul.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de> writes:
> > > We're still looking for someone to write the GUI for profile/task
> > > selection.  It should look for task-* packages.
> > 
> > GUI? We are talking slow m68k here. Does this mean there is no
> > profile/task selection right now? 
> Oh, it should use whiptail/console stuff.  No big whoop.  Just
> replacing pkgsel.  Yes, there is no system yet in potato.

I've got a prototype of the basic task selector done in perl with the
newt-perl binding.  It was quick to get the basic proto done but I'm afraid
that newt-perl has some problems that need to be solved before it can
replace C or whiptail newt apps.

I've had to fight a bunch of things with newt-perl whereas it only took me
a few hours to actually proto the thing.  It can display some systems to
install plus parse the cache into task names and descriptions and put them
in a list box.  Unfortunately, the documentation is sparse on how to use
list boxes from newt-perl...I will probably rewrite things in C to make the
GUI work (too bad that makes the parsing portion harder).

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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