[Pipet Devel] More: Loci and data storage

Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga hortiz at neurobio.upr.clu.edu
Mon Sep 27 11:42:49 EDT 1999

> Some documentation about bonobo ( GNOME::Stream/ GNOME::Storage and more )
> that arrieved recently.
> > If anyone is interested, there is a beta release of bonobo-doc
> > on http://www.stud.enst.fr/~lacage/linux/corba/book1.html
> > Comments are wellcome.

Bonobo is definitely something we need. It is gnome's model for embedding 
components into documents. Right now it is used to embed guppi plots into 
gnumeric spreadsheets.

It specifically provides for the kind of user interaction we want to have in 
loci: click on a plot in gnumeric and alter the x axis. It does this using 
CORBA as the base model.

The documentation looks very promising, and since this will be a standard part 
of gnome, it's something we can really leverage.

Unfortunately I can't get it to build on my machine! I've spent the better 
part of two weeks trying to get bonobo, guppi and goose, and gnumeric built to 
test it.  It doesn't work on redhat 5.2 with updated gnome rpms, or the stock 

I think the new rpms on ftp.gurulabs.com will be better, but haven't had a 
chance to test them yet. You still need to compile bonobo, goose, guppi and 
gnumeric from cvs to get the bonobo support.

I'll post a summary when I get this working. If someone already has this set 
up, please post a recipe for us to follow.
Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga
Bioinformatics Specialist
Institute of Neurobiology
hortiz at neurobio.upr.clu.edu

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