[Kst] Howto enable DirFile support on kst-2.0, WinXP platform?

Barth Netterfield barth.netterfield at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 00:13:15 CEST 2010

We are currently working on windows dirfile support....  it will hopefully
be usable 'soon', but it isn't yet.

C. Barth Netterfield
University of Toronto

On Jul 29, 2010 5:59 PM, "Peter Milne" <Peter.Milne at d-tacq.com> wrote:
> Dear Kst
> We're using kst 1.8 on native Linux desktops to plot a large amount of
> data in binary DirFile format, and it works well.
> However, for end-user reasons, now it becomes necessary to plot the same
> data on WinXP. The kst 2.0 port looks promising, but neither the
> precompiled kst-2.0.0-beta2, nor a fresh local build from SVN seem to
> include this DirFile support.
> It seems likely that the getdata plugin is needed, however, I can't make
> it build under cygwin - ./configure works, but the make throws a huge
> number of system header errors during compile.
> - Has anyone used DirFile / getdata under WinXP?
> - If you can give me a quick HOWTO, that would be great.
> Also, please help with a gap in my understanding.
> The product of building getdata is libgetdata.so.1 (presumably .dll
> under WinXP).
> However, shouldn't there also be a plugin named something like:
> libkst2data_dirfile.a ?
> The alternative is presumably to convert all the data to ascii,
> however there will be about 50 shots, each 64 channels, 20K
> points/channel, so I'm concerned that Ascii will be very slow - not
> least since this data is hosted on a samba-export from an embedded
> system - and in any case, the embedded system already generates DirFiles
> which are a really good fit for this application!.
> Thanks in advance
> Peter
> --
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