Grc hardcoded to use xterm as a terminal emulator?

Hi,

I just noticed that grc/python/Generator.py is hardcoded to use xterm as
a terminal emulator. This is somewhat problematic [1] for me so I’d like
to make it configurable, how would you rather see that done? Would
adding a new option (like “no_gui_terminal_emulator”) to the flowchart
be too messy?

[1] xterm in ubuntu lucid is still sgid=utmp which causes it to drop
LD_LIBRARY_PATH which I need since I’ve installed gnuradio to a
temporary location. xterm also does not support pretty scrollbars that
my users expect and does not support freedesktop.org style clipboard
behavior (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=588785)
unless I tell them to start xclipboard separately and then tell them to
add some X resources…

On 12/09/2011 02:42 PM, Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote:

Hi,

I just noticed that grc/python/Generator.py is hardcoded to use xterm as
a terminal emulator. This is somewhat problematic [1] for me so I’d like
to make it configurable, how would you rather see that done? Would
adding a new option (like “no_gui_terminal_emulator”) to the flowchart
be too messy?

Use an environment variable?

There’s already a GRC “prefs” support for the Gnu Radio preferences file
that’s
normally located in:

~/.gnuradio/config.conf

And …/grc/python/Constants.py already extracts a value for ‘doc_dir’
from the Gnu Radio
preferences file. That would seem to be a good potential place to do
that work.

[email protected]
https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss-gnuradio


Marcus L.
Principal Investigator
Shirleys Bay Radio Astronomy Consortium
http://www.sbrac.org

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