26 Apr 2000 crj   » (Journeyer)

The Open Cascade documentation uses frames and some thing called webhelp from blue sky software which is a java front end that drives the whole thing. You can imagine how netscape on linux works with this. :) My experience is that netscape freezes 60% of the time when trying to access the documentation. Then if it does work, it may get out of whack, get lost, and you will have to restart netscape again to get it to work. The really silly thing is that this is just the index system. The actual documentation pages are just static html.

So I spent about 2 hours with ls, grep, sed, and vim and made a really ugly single static page to get at all the documentation. I also added a very useful page/index for browsing all the header files. Makes it pretty easy to check out the interfaces. download

Started to check out the Open Cascade WOK. WOK stands for Workshop Organization Kit and it is a development environment. This looks like a very powerful tool that might be applied to large other projects. An alternative to automake/autoconf, a special emacs mode, and CDL, a meta language for designing c++ applications. Very interesting indeed. Check out the users guide (pdf file).

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