[Kst] creating a new datasource reader

Grant Wilson wilson at astro.umass.edu
Wed Mar 16 19:31:52 CET 2005

Dear George and Nicolas -

Thank you for your help.  We are way out of our league in terms of 
programming here so we appreciate your guidance.

When editing the configure script for netcdf would it be possible to also 
check for the netcdf_c++ library?  When we compile our netcdf code we need 
both -lnetcdf and
-lnetcdf_c++ in the Makefile.  Perhaps this is something we should write 
into the Makefile.am instead?

Also, could you point us to directions on installing kst from CVS?  Up to 
now we've been downloading and compiling the releases.

Finally, our modifications to Nicholas' code were meant to be quite general 
and to only add functionality.  However, they were also designed to 
interface with our instrument's data file format which has well defined 
features that we take advantage of.  We are more than happy to share this 
scheme with anyone who wants it, but we don't want to get into a position 
where we one day download the latest version of kst and our plugin no 
longer functions with our data.  How are issues like these normally managed 
in the open source world?

Thanks again for your help.


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At 12:20 PM 3/16/2005, George Staikos wrote:
>On Wednesday 16 March 2005 11:51, Kimberly Scott wrote:
> > > Well, you should have looked at kst CVS as I have programmed the netCDF
> > > datasource a couple of weeks ago and it was commited back then
> >
> > I found your netCDF datasource reader on the Kst mailing list last month
> > (message posted Feb 4, subject: netCDF datasource).  I've been modifying
> > the code so that the reader can handle frames with multiple samples, as
> > well as changing files.  Once I have tested this, I'd be happy to send you
> > a copy of the files.
> >
> > Thanks for all of your help!
>   Hi Kim,
>    Sorry for the confusion earlier.  I am in the process of fixing the
>configure script for netCDF.  However the KDE anoncvs just went down for
>repairs and won't be up until tomorrow.  If you want, you can update Kst from
>CVS tomorrow to get the changes, or I can send you a diff of the changes I
>George Staikos
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