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Re: Intent to package Seaview [Biology]

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@pasteur.fr> writes:

> On Wednesday 3 March 1999, at 15 h 0, the keyboard of Josip Rodin 
> <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 03, 1999 at 02:49:32PM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > > Since Seaview depends on Xforms, it will end up in contrib :-(
> > 
> > Did you try compiling it with FLTK - libftlk1{-dev} ?
> Well, FLTK is not a plug-in replacement for Xforms. You have to modify the 
> program and, although the FLTK authors say it's easy, I did not try.
> But this is a nice suggetion and I forward it upstream. Did anyone was 
> involved in a transition from Xforms to FLTK? This would get me out of the 
> contrib hell and into the heaven of free software (SeaView itself is 
> DFSG-free).

	IIRC, the FLTK web page says it is kind of difficult.  I
looked into it for some almost free programs, and it looked like
a big job.  Some widgets are not even implemented (canvas ?) .

John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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