will be created. The logic is the following:
* if the environment variable TMPDIR is set, use its value
* if it is not set, take the directory passed with the
-td option (see edje_cc help)
* otherwise on Windows use a temporary dir and on other
platform, use /tmp
SVN revision: 41978
* eina_error might be kept for error messages and codes, but it's logging API
will be deprecated. For now, it's been kept for not breaking others code and
for a smoother transition.
* Added test for new logging API, also demonstrates usage.
SVN revision: 41960
Subject: [E-devel] [evas] Add RGBA -> grayscale 64 entries palette conversion
This is needed for E-Ink devices outta there. Names of new files,
configure.ac variables and macros are awful, suggestions are welcome.
SVN revision: 41825
This concerns Ticket #109: Add Lua support for Edje
It adds Lua as scripting facility to Edje, letting Embryo untouched.
It should be easier to use and be more flexible than Embryo, imho ;-)
Lua 5.1 is used in sandboxed mode. Lua byte code is not
platform/architecture independent, Lua code is saved as text in the Edje
container and parsed at load time, therefore.
The patch goes in two directions
1) Analogous to Embryo for scripting logic, messaging and custom states.
The same things are implemented as in Embryo:
- messaging from and to C
- manual creation of timers, animators, pollers for custom events /
- manual manipulation of Edje parts by means of the public
edje_object_part_* and internal functions and custom states
-> those routines are actually implemented as Lua
functions in Edje.h and Ecore.h
-> the implementation is done in an object oriented way, so that the
interface gives the feel of an object description language, pretty
similar to EDC itself
-> combining custom states and custom animators allows
animations and transitions, e.g circular/spline translations or
complex/conditional transitions, etc.
-> this is just the same as Embryo does, but implemented in Lua, so
nothing new here, actually
2) Dynamic object creation and manipulation
- this interface stems from the 'script_only' objects in
objects are a kind of scriptable Edje counterparts to Evas_Smart
objects. The infrastructure for Embryo is already there, but has
never been used
- I added this in Lua and added some first bindings to
- I thought it would be useful to allow for a limited dynamic
creation of ui parts
- We can create instances of groups from within the same Edje
container and use them just like the main Edje object as
- And there are some stand-alone bindings to dynamically create
Evas_Image, Evas_Table, Evas_Line, Evas_Polygon as examples
-> this may be useful to decouple the program from the ui
to be able to do things that have to be done in the program itself
atm, but actually belong to the user interface, but need dynamic
creation of objects or complex interactions
-> those objects are manipulated manually with Lua bindings
corresponding edje_object_* and evas_object_* functions
Both stuff in 1) & 2) is functioning, but needs testing, feedback,
Stuff in 1) can already fully replace Embryo scripting with Lua
scripting. There still is space for improvements/additions, though.
Of the stuff in 2), I think it may only make sense to add the dynamic
creation of groups defined in the same Edje container. Dynamic creation
of other Evas_Objects makes not much sense, as most of them can already
be used as Edje parts and be manipulated with custom states (apart from
polygons and lines) and it would make the whole theming potentially more
programing-like and much more susceptible for errors, etc.
Would this be useful, or drop it all?
The scripting should be there just for logic, conditionals, custom
states and animations, not for a whole dynamic canvas, imho.
There is a patch around with EXTERNAL Edje parts. Seems to be a better,
faster, more secure way to extend Edje with custom objects.
There would be the possibility of precompiling Lua code at compile time
(edje_cc) for faster loading, but we would have to patch and run our own
The Lua parser is pretty fast, though, and using
byte-converted/endianness-swapped byte-code does only pay off for Lua
chunks of some kilo lines.
Byte code also occupies much more space than text in the final Edje
container, as it includes debug symbols.
Cedric and Vincent told me, that the plan was to replace Embryo totally
by Lua before the official release of Edje at the end of the year? So it
would make sense to bring Lua to svn soon and look how it fits in, test,
debug, adapt it further to the themers needs, decide on its final shape,
GATHER SOME PEOPLE TO HELP ;-)
The Lua enhanced Edje is in sync with svn and can be get directly here
git clone git://repo.or.cz/edje_lua.git
git checkout -b lua_patch origin/lua_patch
or apply the attached patch
There are also some examples to show the usage of the things
- showcase.edj: shows usage of custom animators, custom states,
messaging and the script_only object
- test.edj: test cases of script usage and bindings (custom states,
custom transitions, tween_states, animators, timers,
but most of it are experimental script_only objects
The source of showcase.edc is attached, too, to just have a glimpse at
Lua inside of EDC
So, what do you guys think?
Thanks and sry for the looong mail, hehe ;-)
SVN revision: 41802