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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Read mail; why is it that two bugs that have malingered
for nearly a decade in libbonobo* get filed & fixed now: odd.
Call from a friend: Chris Brighty - encouragingly about getting
his software working on some HP / Linux system - hopefully SUSE;
Fixed a disappearing E-table titles nasty with Evo; it
seems there is a captive gtk+ label used in there to get a style
gc, to render with: retro.
More packaging fun. John Hummerson around for dinner.
Poked at the reprap software, all written in Java it seems
(except for various C tools like gcc being used behind the scenes).
Dug into trying to fix the (unutterably awful) file
dialogs as used in the reprap (and arduino) software. Turns out
they are using some Java thing (nurgh), looked at making them
using gtk+ directly instead.
Read about JNI
wow ! what an horrendous failure compared to the trivial
[DllExport()] annotations in C#, I can't face
using that; there must be a better way.
Poked at ArtOfIllusion, which at least seems to integrate
with the gtk+ file-selector - apparently using a deprecated widget;
or does it ? pmap shows gtk+ loaded, what loads it ? Seemingly it
uses 'buoy' for some
pieces, but apparently that just wraps Swing's JFileChooser. Perhaps
Swing can do the native selector right (for some old value of 'right').
Tried to use
javap - oh dear; took me ten
goes, three straces, four
--help and two man page
reads to get it to disassemble a simple class file.
Tried openJDK 1.6.2 to see if it fixed it; apparently this
is still open; though there is at least some code somewhere
which look like the long term solution.
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