[Pipet Devel] Re: overflow<->loci translation and 3 basic gui objects

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Tue Mar 28 02:22:42 EST 2000

jarl van katwijk wrote:
> >   (1) Network normal view: Nodes and relations are visible at
> >       full size (icons and subwindows shown)
> >   (2) Network world view: Nodes and relations are visible and
> >       fit entirely in the window (icons and subwindows not shown)
> >   (3) GUI view: Gtk widgets from all nodes are visible
> The "GTk widget" from a node?
> A node has a gtk-widget or is a gtk-widget 'created' by the gui to visualise it?

Each node has user-settable parameters (see what pops up when you double-click
on an Overflow node).  As I mentioned before, these parameters are
'represented by XML' tags and translated into Gtk widgets so that the
parameters can be set.  This XML makes up the 'XML representation of a GUI'.

The XML can then be arranged according to the arrangement of nodes in a
network.  The result is a 'composite' GUI.

This seems to be difficult for everyone to grasp.  I'm not sure anyone on the
Loci list understood me either, except maybe Gary.  Gary, can you explain this

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