[Pipet Devel] New piper version + docs

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Sat Jun 10 09:08:54 EDT 2000

Brad Chapman wrote:
> Well, I'd like to get Peep integrated so that this will be ready in
> cvs as well, and then I can send you a new tarball to import. One
> question along these lines is: how should we work with the multiple
> user interfaces? Should you start piper with a command like 'piper
> pied' or 'piper peep' and then it will start the appropriate user
> interface? Or you you want to have separate --pied=on, --peep=off type
> command line options like we have right now?

That's a good question.  But, actually, I recall you suggested having the UI
start the DL (or front start the middle, since we were working on Loci back
then).  Should we have "pied" and "peep" executables that, when started, let
you connect to (and/or start) a DL session?  This means that the DL is not
started directly by the user.

> Also, maybe we should
> have an option in the configuration file for the default user
> interface if no option is passed on the command line, so that 99% of
> the time you can just start up piper with 'piper' and get what you
> want.

I guess this idea doesn't mesh with the one I mention above.  We could have it
either way.  I think the approach above would be simpler for the user,
especially when multiple sessions can be started.

>     A big thing we want to be careful of, especially when importing
> the original project, is to avoid getting autoconf cruft in CVS. The
> only things from autoconf/make that we should need in CVS are the
> configure.in and Makefile.am files, plus a few extra shell scripts.
> I'll try to send you a clean tarball that is ready for import
> directly, but I just wanted to mention this in general since autoconf
> generates a lot of junk that we don't want in cvs.

Yeah, and all those pesty .pyc files.

>     Also, do you (or anyone else) have any changes you need me to
> merge by hand prior to importing?

Not I.

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