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[Lcdproc] under which version of lcdproc should I develop my client?


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  • From: ognjen AT mailshack.com (ognen)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] under which version of lcdproc should I develop my client?
  • Date: Tue Jan 4 19:30:02 2005

Thanks for the reply, So I guess Ill go with lcdproc 0.5 then, is there
any idea as to when (approx) the first stable version of 0.5 will be
released?


On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 18:14, Joris Robijn wrote:
> On 4 Jan 2005 at 2:39, ognen wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm in the process of developing a client for lcdproc (partly for a
> > project and partly to learn python programming) and I want to know what
> > the status is on lcdproc v0.5 and hd4470 support?
> >
> > All I need is the hd4470 driver, custom menu support and keypad support.
> > Are these features stable enough in v0.5 to be used for client
> > development? or should I stick with V0.4 for now?
>
> 0.5 should work fine. Custom menu support is BTW not present in 0.4.
> It seems like there are some issues with 0.5 (some screens disappear when
> just created ???) but this is not a fundamental issue. See the
> documentation for client commands to build menus etc.
>
> > Also is there any way of defining custom characters (short of modifying to
> > source code) and using them (I cant find much about it in the
> > documentation)?
>
> No, not really. We've been thinking about this for some time, and have
> come to this conclusion:
> - Customs chars are dependent on the specific display in use; e.g. size
> and number of avail chars varies;
> - The client should be aware of this and send custom char definitions for
> the specific display;
> - Real graphics with lines etc. will not be supported by LCDproc, as they
> use pixel based addressing, and LCDproc is to remain char-based. That
> does not mean there can't be a "window-frame" in the future, but then the
> drivers should support line drawing chars (like the PC's text screen
> does) and drivers should support line drawing chars (custom defined or
> simulated).
>
> That's about it I think.
>
> Joris
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