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Subject: Re: StripTool-2-4-b6
From: Christopher Larrieu <larrieu@jlab.org>
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 17:30:05 -0400
Ron,

  There's a new version, StripTool-2-4-b7, at
ftp://ftp.jlab.org/pub/epics/stripTool which fixes this
problem.  Albert Kagarmanov at DESY had noticed this
quite some time ago, and also supplied the fix.  

  This newer version also handles out-of-memory conditions
on the X server more gracefully, which allows you to
recover if, for example, you resize the window when there
is not enough server memory to create an appropriately-sized
pixmap.  In previous versions, the X toolkit would simply cause 
the program to exit.  Now you'll get a message indicating the 
problem so that you can restore the window to its previous
(non-pixmap-hoggin') size.

  Additionally, this code provides greater configurability
via X resources.  In addition to the standard X resource
handling, you can create site and user-specific defaults
files to configure such things as axis and legend fonts,
X-axis tic strategy, and various other things.  Look at the
file StripFallbacks.h for some other resources.  The site
default file can be set by an environment variable,
$STRIP_SITE_DEFAULTS, and the user file is ~/.StripToolrc.

  Thanks for the feedback.  FYI, here are the things which
I want to accomplish before calling this a "release" (i.e.
non-beta) version: 

  1. redraw code optimized for large data sets
  2. verify interoperation with archiver
  3. On-line user's documentation (also, coder's documentation 
     for history "plug-in")
  4. explicit buffer settings (memory / timespan), separate from
     actual display range
  5. some more testing


Chris
-- 
Christopher Larrieu
Jefferson Laboratory
(757) 269-5097


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