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Re: VLF: SpecLab old versions

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Subject: Re: VLF: SpecLab old versions
From: Wolfgang Büscher <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:39:25 +0100
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Hi Stefan and all,

If I had the option (and lots of spare time), I would have turned SL into something cross-compileable years ago. The problem is the entire user interface (display windows, dialogs, etc) is written with Borland's VCL (visual component library). They promised to make it 'suitable for Linux' many years but didn't manage to get their "Kylix" running properly. It ended up as a completely dead horse, very unfortunately. So converting the GUI for something like Qt (cross-platform GUI) or similar would be an large effort - too much for me. There are several thousand lines of C++ sourcecode lines (most of them Borland VCL descendands) which would need to be almost re-written in Qt or a similar framework.
  Wolf .

Am 10.03.2017 um 13:51 schrieb DK7FC:
Hi Wolf,

Will you hate is so much, one day, that you decide to build a Linux version of SL? That would be a great step for a few of us to finally leave it, the "OS". Politics! Autarkie, and open source stuff (instead of spyware) for a modern and free world, just what we need. :-)
73, Stefan

Am 10.03.2017 13:36, schrieb Wolfgang Büscher:
Hi Eddie and all,

If SL is unable to load the colour palette files, you should try installing it in a folder *outside* the usual 'programs'-thingy in windows. Quite likely the hyper-nervous 'operating system' doesn't grant file access to that folder, and all sub-folders.
Anyway, I've got a slow old PC where I installed windoze 10. I still
hate it (the "OS", not the PC) but maybe at given time, I will
install the C compiler there and try to debug it. I cannot promise
anything yet, because I am quite fed up with windows at the moment.
  Wolf DL4YHF .

Am 10.03.2017 um 09:57 schrieb g3zjo:
On 10/03/2017 00:15, Markus Vester wrote:
those version and build numbers look odd to me, are you sure you've got them right?
No :-)

I should remember never to trust my memory. Correction V2.92 b02 is the newest, I was advised to try V2.90 b20, I only had V2.90 b16 available so stepped back to that. It was my last email late last night, excuses, excuses. I could have checked because they are both on this Laptop also. I have considered V2.92 b02 to be flaky on display from my first use, I mentioned it to Stefan. I had to start afresh with all my .config files it just didn't like my old ones. Something not seen before but happens now on both releases on both machines is, constant messages on start up of "can't find the Pallete" ie Sunrise, the default. Do you see this? I wonder if it indicates that the two versions are using different locations to store display information. I know a lot of set up information is stored in memory.
73 Eddie G3ZJO

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