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Re: [linrad] RE: Architecture of Linrad

If you port to windows, please use SDL  for graphics.
We will then be able get away from svgalib on linux!


On Sat, 23 Oct 2004, Leif Åsbrink wrote:

> Hi Alberto,
> > Does it exist a documentation of the architecture of Linrad ?
> > Suppose that someone (and please don't read here more than it's written)
> > wants to evaluate the possibility, the effort required and the difficulty
> > of porting Linrad to Windows, he would need a detailed breakdown
> > of the functions performed by the umpteen modules of Linrad, together
> > with a description of the whole architecture, both from an eagle-view
> > vision and a more detailed one.
> Everything that exists is published. I think porting to Windows
> or anywhere else should be pretty straightforward because Linrad
> uses very few system calls.
> Basically Linrad needs a function setpixel(x,y,colour) to write the
> specified pixel on screen and another call xy_write(x,y,char) to write
> a character on the screen.
> > I browsed briefly the source code,
> > but the comments are almost non existant.
> I think this is a little unfair. There is a text block for each
> processing block describing what the block is intended to do.
> There are no comments at the level of individual instructions,
> I do not think it would be cost efficient. Far more work for me
> writing them than work they would save to others.
> > Does such document exist, even if unpublished?
> "such document" is a bit unspecific. I am not a programmer and
> I do not know what the word "architecture" stands for in this
> context. The block diagram of Linrad can be found at for
> example ....../linroot.htm. How to describe the code in terms
> of architecture is beyond my skils. To me it is just simple
> straight code.
> 73
> Leif  /  SM5BSZ