Somedays I hate it how APIs and tools change drastically... I had
started on a port of GnuAE's GUI from GTK1 to GTK2 (and the newer
GNOME), only to discover what a pain in the neck this is going to be...
I want to upgrade, because the gtkextras package now finally has the GTK
Plotting stuff added. I'm tired of maintaining my own patches to make
this work under GTK1. I thought using Glade would help, but the Glade2
xml files aren't compatible with the Glade1 ones! The convert script
blew up on me, so I was looking at a long and slow recoding from
scratch. Which is partly done...
So anyway, I've been adding support to GnuAE so all the libraries work
as a PHP plugin. So I'm now recoding the GUIs in PHP. :-) I realized
that most of my GUI was laid out like a web page anyway, with lots of
I figure this way it'll save installation issues for most people, and
make it usable to anyone with a browser. Then I can work on the GTK2
port whenever, or maybe somebody will code a better one. GUI design is
not my strong suit.... and all the real functionality is in the GnuAE
SDK libraries anyway.
The last few months there hasn't been much going on with GnuAE while I
worked on the companion program, PowerGuru.
(http://www.gnu.org/software/powerguru/) PowerGuru is a data logging and
remote control program for Xantrex and Outback products. Now that
PowerGuru is released, I'm back to hacking on GnuAE for a bit.