[Biococoa-dev] BioCocoa should be GUI-less (?)
james.balhoff at duke.edu
Mon Jul 26 19:12:15 EDT 2004
On Jul 26, 2004, at 7:03 PM, Koen van der Drift wrote:
> I was working on the addition of some code to BCCreator for other
> formats. Right now the panel with the popup showing the available
> formats is included in the framework. I don't think it is a good idea
> to put GUI elements in the framework, this should be the
> responsibility of the end user. An additional advantage is that the
> user can then dynamically decide which formats should be available in
> the popup maybe by using a plist file.
> What are others' opinions about this? I can work on changing this in
> the next couple of days if you guys agree.
I agree with this idea. I have thought about this also - it would be
nice to be able to use the format conversion functionality without
linking to AppKit. At least in past versions of Mac OS X, you could
not run such a command line tool from a remote ssh session without
being also logged in at the console. There could be a method which
returned available formats, similar to +imageFileTypes provided by
NSImage (the types returned by this method will include those added to
the system by third party bundles; we could have sequence format
plug-ins as well).
James P. Balhoff
Dept. of Biology
Durham, NC 27708-0338
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