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[eiffel-nice-library] Eiffel wrappers for Linux libraries

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  • Glenn Maughan
    Anyone interested in helping to wrap some of the development libraries available on Linux. I believe a concentrated effort in this area would make Eiffel a
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 21, 1999
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      Anyone interested in helping to wrap some of the development libraries available on Linux. I believe a concentrated effort in this area would make Eiffel a very attractive platform for development under Linux. I've even considered doing it as a commercial venture but the free software model of Linux doesn't suite.
       
      A quick look at the development packages available in my Redhat install includes:
       
      ImageMagick-devel-4.1.0-1.i386.rpm   libpng-devel-1.0.1-5.i386.rpm
      XFree86-devel-3.3.2.3-25.i386.rpm    libstdc++-devel-2.8.0-14.i386.rpm
      Xaw3d-devel-1.3-17.i386.rpm          libtermcap-devel-2.0.8-10.i386.rpm
      apache-devel-1.3.3-1.i386.rpm        libtiff-devel-3.4-4.i386.rpm
      bind-devel-8.1.2-5.i386.rpm          libungif-devel-3.0-4.i386.rpm
      e2fsprogs-devel-1.12-2.i386.rpm      linuxconf-devel-1.12r5-6rh.i386.rpm
      faces-devel-1.6.1-11.i386.rpm        ncurses-devel-4.2-10.i386.rpm
      gd-devel-1.3-3.i386.rpm              newt-devel-0.30-2.i386.rpm
      gdbm-devel-1.7.3-17.i386.rpm         p2c-devel-1.20-10.i386.rpm
      gimp-devel-1.0.1-2.i386.rpm          postgresql-devel-6.3.2-10.i386.rpm
      glibc-devel-2.0.7-29.i386.rpm        python-devel-1.5.1-5.i386.rpm
      gmp-devel-2.0.2-5.i386.rpm           readline-devel-2.2.1-1.i386.rpm
      gnome-libs-devel-0.20-3.i386.rpm     rpm-devel-2.5.5-5.2.i386.rpm
      gpm-devel-1.13-8.i386.rpm            slang-devel-0.99.38-8.i386.rpm
      gtk+-devel-1.0.6-3.i386.rpm          sox-devel-12.14-2.i386.rpm
      guile-devel-1.2-6.i386.rpm           svgalib-devel-1.3.0-3.i386.rpm
      imlib-devel-1.8-5.i386.rpm           ucd-snmp-devel-3.5.3-2.i386.rpm
      inn-devel-1.7.2-14.i386.rpm          xpm-devel-3.4j-3.i386.rpm
      libgr-devel-2.0.13-13.i386.rpm       zlib-devel-1.1.3-2.i386.rpm
      libjpeg-devel-6b-7.i386.rpm
       
      The libraries ncurses, gtk+, XFree, and a few others have already been encapsulated to some extent. What about the rest? I would like to see wrappers for at least gnome, gimp, zlib, jpeg, tiff and apache.
       
      Some would be dead easy to wrap (eg. zlib) while others would be more difficult (eg. gnome and gimp).
       
      Let's get some working groups going to design and build Eiffel wrappers for some of these libraries. Is anyone interested? Does anyone need wrappers for any of these libraries? Is anyone working on anything like this already and needs help?
       
      Glenn.

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      Westernport Group Pty Ltd
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    • Jeffrey L Straszheim
      Glenn Maughan wrote: {Just a note: please try to disable the HTML/MIME in your mail program, is is virtually unreadable in some environments. And if you re
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 22, 1999
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        Glenn Maughan wrote:

        {Just a note: please try to disable the HTML/MIME in your mail program,
        is is virtually unreadable in some environments. And if you're such a
        big Linux advocate what are you using Outlook for anyhow? :) }

        > Anyone interested in helping to wrap some of the development libraries available on Linux. I
        > believe a concentrated effort in this area would make Eiffel a very attractive platform for
        > development under Linux. I've even considered doing it as a commercial venture but the free
        > software model of Linux doesn't suite.

        <snip>

        All of this, of course, would be great; however, it does not seem something
        that should be under the auspices of NICE. NICE is about standards for the
        language, and therefore should focus on those aspects of Eiffel which we
        really intend to have cross platform application.

        That beings said, I'd love to see much of what you suggest come to pass.
        A better forum to discuss this is probably comp.lang.eiffel.

        -- Jeffrey Straszheim
        -- Systems Engineer, Programmer
        -- http://www.shadow.net/~stimuli
        -- stimuli AT shadow DOT net
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