Thank you very much, Edoardo! We have had a few people in the past with
similar requirements, but we have never documented their work. This will
be a very useful addition to our documentation. I will make sure that
this makes it into the user guide in 0.8.1.
If at all possible, we would love to read your thesis when it is
Thanks again, Edooardo!
On Mon, 2010-02-08 at 10:56 -0500, Edoardo Paone wrote:
> I'm a master student at KTH (Stockholm, Sweden) and I'm writing my thesis
> report. I used OSSIE 0.7.4 for the thesis project and I encountered several
> problems. To implement my waveform, I needed a set of custom interfaces, but
> the procedure to compile the IDL files was incompletely described in the
> OSSIE user guide. Thus, one section in my thesis report describes this
> procedure, how I compiled my IDL files. It is reported below:
> 1. You need the source files of the OSSIE distribution you are currently
> 2. Change to the root directory of the folder containing the OSSIE source
> files (in my case ossie-0.7.4)
> 3. Change to ossie-0.7.4/system/customInterfaces/
> 4. Copy the IDL files describing your custom interfaces into this directory.
> 5. Edit the file customInterfaces.idl to include the IDL files copied in the
> previous step.
> 6. Edit the file Makefile.am to add the names of the IDL files to
> "dist_pkginclude_DATA". This will enable the compiled interfaces to appear
> in the OSSIE menu along with the other port types.
> 7. Execute the command ./bootstrap, then ./configure
> 8. Now you can execute make and if everything is OK (no error messages were
> output during compilation) you can run make install as the root user.
> 9. The custom interfaces have been compiled and are now installed in your
> OSSIE distribution.
> It is not updated to the latest release, 0.8.0, but it should also work with