archiv~1: Re: SETI Linux Signal Analysis

Re: SETI Linux Signal Analysis

Michael T. Shinn ( (no email) )
Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:20:51 +0000

"Peter J. Thompson" wrote:
> At 01:19 PM 11/27/98 -0800, brian j. pardy wrote:
> >
> >I do remember downloading the source a few months ago, and becoming
> >immediately discouraged when I saw it was mostly in C++.
> >
> Sounds like a cause for celebration to me -- why the discouragement? >Unless, it was developed using something like MFC that would make it difficult >to port to *nix. If it's been done even half right, the non-graphical parts >should lend themselves to porting to a platform independent class library.

Actually, the code compiled and ran fine on both my Intel and Alpha
based Linux platforms. Its been this way since at least version 1.4 of
the code set. There were some issues with the Alphas though regarding
divide by zero bugs, but no show stoppers. The Intel port worked fine
on my Linux boxes. It looked to me like the UNIX port was written first
because a pretty screen saver would not be needed for UNIX platforms.

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