Re: [dev] Suckless Laser GUI

From: Edgaras <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 08:08:12 +0300

On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 02:30:12PM -0700, Charlie Paul wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm working for a lab, and I'm making a piece of software to control a
> table full of optical elements (mirrors, lasers, and detectors). I wrote a
> nice little interface to the hardware in C, but now I need to make a way
> for the user to control the elements (move mirrors, turn stuff on and off,
> change wavelength, and so on). It needs to be operated with mouse only (no
> room for keyboard on table), and needs to be graphical (since it should
> match up to the layout of the table).
> Now, my issue is choosing a GUI library. GTK and QT are big, and I don't
> want to have to install a dynamic language to do Tk. However, I do need to
> be able to do custom drawing (for the table elements on-screen). What GUI
> for C fits the bill?
> Thanks,
> Charles Paul

I think you should reconsider tk, though you need to install tcl and tk, tk is
quite nice to work with (with exception of some small hiccups), and if you have
a cli for controlling everything it should wrap around it quite well.
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