Re: [OVC-demo-team] New version of RII

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Fri Feb 13 2004 - 04:53:44 CST

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Eron Lloyd wrote:

> Did you happen to see any of the discussion regarding the curses dependancy in
> RII? We should probably decide how this is going to integrate into the UI
> shell; I'd like to see it componentized and slice away the SOX and curses
> dependancy, and instead use Qt's native QSound class/NAS to handle the audio,
> and let the shell handle input and navigation. Shouldn't be too difficult and
> I can definately help.
>

I can see the advantage of using Qt with the RII, but I see more
disadvantages.

The demo will be run on a Linux box with curses and probably (or at
least easily installable) SOX.

If Joe User wants to check out the code for testing from Sourceforge,
it will probably run directly as it is now, if he is on a Linux system.
I'm assuming here that Python and SOX are installed, as was the case
with my Redhat 9 installation (as I recall it was more or less a
standard installation). A typical windose user will have to install
Python and the Python Win32 Extensions.

Rewriting it using Qt will, as I have understood it, require that
Joe also would need to download and install Qt, Network Audio System,
SIP, and PyQt. This will probably discourage many from trying out the
code. Windows users also seem to have to buy a license for PyQt - this
will most certainly discourage almost all potential testers...

Please correct me if I have misunderstood anything.

/Jan
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