[Openmcl-devel] CCL on Windows
ron at flownet.com
Mon Oct 1 16:22:06 CDT 2012
On Oct 1, 2012, at 2:16 PM, Robert Goldman wrote:
> On 10/1/12 Oct 1 -2:27 PM, Raymond Wiker wrote:
>> On Oct 1, 2012, at 21:19 , Ron Garret <ron at flownet.com
>> <mailto:ron at flownet.com>> wrote:
>>> The problem turned out to be this: if you double-click on a zip file,
>>> Windows will open up a window that displays the contents of the zip
>>> file. If you try to run ccl out of this window, it doesn't work. If
>>> you explicitly unpack the zip file first and then run ccl out of the
>>> resulting folder then it works.
>>> So CCL is running, on to the next question: if I want to do some
>>> UI-ish thing in CCL on OS X then I use the ObjC bridge to call Cocoa
>>> functions. What is the equivalent concept on Windows? Do I use the
>>> FFI to call the Win32 API? Or is there some higher level library that
>>> I can use that lets me do something like (make-instance 'window)? Is
>>> there any Windows UI sample code or documentation?
>> One option would be to create a web interface to your application - I do
>> this regularly (but admittedly for things that are an obvious fit to web
>> interfaces :-)
> I have done this, too. I find, though, that it's not always a good fit.
> In particular, I find that doing obvious things in the UI client is
> often a monumental nuisance because of the sandboxing rules in the browser.
Unfortunately, a web interface is not an option. This has to be a native app, which is the reason it has to run on Windows.
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