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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: Jason Tribbeck's code library released
 

Jason Tribbeck's code library released

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 12:34, 13/2/2002 | , , ,
 
Looking for a decent library for C development? Well, Jason Tribbeck's ROVLib has been released under The Artistic License over at SourceForge.

Jason's been working on ROVLib for around 7 years, and has been used on many of his projects such as ArgoNet's Voyager Internet suite. The API is fully documented in HTML.

As this library has been around for so long Jason's tidied up a few things that he's really embarrassed about, but expect work to start on ROVLib2 for C++ once he's finished tidying up v1.

Link: http://rovlib.sourceforge.net/
 
  Jason Tribbeck's code library released
  (12:46 13/2/2002)
  David Boddie (14:33 13/2/2002)
    Jason Tribbeck (14:42 13/2/2002)
      John Hoare (14:57 13/2/2002)
        David Boddie (16:28 13/2/2002)
          Jason Tribbeck (16:34 13/2/2002)
            Jason Tribbeck (00:41 14/2/2002)
              Guest (15:51 15/2/2002)
                Jason Tribbeck (17:08 15/2/2002)
                  Peter Naulls (20:24 20/2/2002)
                    Guest (12:28 25/2/2002)
                      tribbles (18:58 20/8/2017)
                        dfeugey (05:36 21/8/2017)
 
Jason Tribbeck Message #90076, posted at 12:46, 13/2/2002
Unregistered user Before anyone complains that it can't be compiled, that's tonight's job to sort out (got some explicit paths to the original source in it which need removing).

Also, I've got to write some tutorials as well.
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David Boddie Message #90077, posted at 14:33, 13/2/2002, in reply to message #90076
Unregistered user Nice documentation! Is there an overview available?
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Jason Tribbeck Message #90078, posted at 14:42, 13/2/2002, in reply to message #90077
Unregistered user Probably the nearest you'll get to an overview will be the tutorials.

Basically, to create an application:

int main(int argc, char **argv) {
main_init("My Application");
main_poll();
}

That'll end until you tell it to quit. Any more code than that, and people'll complain that there's programming afoot in these hills ;-)
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John Hoare Message #90079, posted at 14:57, 13/2/2002, in reply to message #90078
Unregistered user Looks good. Once I've actually finished learning C properly I'll investigate it further. :-)
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David Boddie Message #90080, posted at 16:28, 13/2/2002, in reply to message #90079
Unregistered user Jason:

So, presumably there's some sort of callback system for interesting events. I think I'll wait for the tutorial before digging any deeper.
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Jason Tribbeck Message #90081, posted at 16:34, 13/2/2002, in reply to message #90080
Unregistered user Yes - you register functions with the library that are called when stuff happens.
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Jason Tribbeck Message #90082, posted at 00:41, 14/2/2002, in reply to message #90081
Unregistered user 5 tutorials went up a few minutes ago; will do some more tomorrow night.
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Guest Message #90083, posted at 15:51, 15/2/2002, in reply to message #90082
Unregistered user May I congratulate you on the professional-looking API reference---rab.
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Jason Tribbeck Message #90084, posted at 17:08, 15/2/2002, in reply to message #90083
Unregistered user Many thanks! It's based on JavaDoc if you've ever seen it.
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Peter Naulls Message #90085, posted at 20:24, 20/2/2002, in reply to message #90084
Unregistered user Well, I've tried ROVlib, in anger. I'm afraid for me it doesn't really cut the mustard. I'll go back to my old favourite Desklib, which although slightly long in the tooth, offers a bigger range of library facilities. I might even consider updating it for RISC OS > 3.1
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Guest Message #90086, posted at 12:28, 25/2/2002, in reply to message #90085
Unregistered user In what way doesn't it cut the mustard, or have you already communicated your sentiments to Mr Tribbeck? I hope you're not taking his efforts for granted... :-)

As for updating DeskLib for RISC OS releases after 3.1, why bother? If it isn't still the volume market for RISC OS applications, it surely soon will be with the rise of VirtualAcorn. ;-)
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Jason Tribbeck Message #124139, posted by tribbles at 18:58, 20/8/2017, in reply to message #90086
tribbles
Captain Helix

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Only 15 and a half years later, I've now released ROVLib as something that compiles with GCCSDK on Linux.

Even runs on a Raspberry Pi.

And, as mentioned above, I have started work on ROVLib2 - I've got as far as task initialisation and Wimp polling (handling exit code). Using it is fairly simple:
#include "task.h"

using namespace rov2;

int main(int argc, char** argv)
{
CTask* pTask = new CTask("First ROVLib2 app!");
pTask->Poll();

delete(pTask);

return 0;
}
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David Feugey Message #124140, posted by dfeugey at 05:36, 21/8/2017, in reply to message #124139
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Posts: 29
Cool. I hope to see it online soon... and that you'll 32bitted some of your old software smile
Welcome back!

[Edited by dfeugey at 06:37, 21/8/2017]
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