[Kst] Adding a datasource ?

Nicolas.Brisset at eurocopter.com Nicolas.Brisset at eurocopter.com
Wed Apr 14 15:39:28 CEST 2004


I've looked at how datasources work, and I'd like to add one for a custom 
format. I found the template/ directory with all the files needed, but there 
are a couple of things that are not so clear to me:
1) how do I add the new type (I believe it has to do with the .desktop file) 
so that the right datasource is used for this filetype (which is ASCII but 
with a special fixed format, so that the best way to recognize it is a 
filename pattern "*.see") ?
2) how do I add the new datasource to the build list ? Is it enough to add the 
new directory in datasources/ and relaunch configure ?

Once I've achieved this, I'll try to add support for rVars and zVars of 
appropriate dimensions in cdf files (http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cdf/). And if 
I'm lucky and find some time (and get some positive feedback from you) I 
might want to have a look at the datawizard...

I've looked at the mailing list archives and it seems development is very 
active at the moment. That's sooooo cool :-)

Best regards,


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