On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 4:32:03 PM UTC+2, Desmond FitzGerald wrote: > > Hi, > We have been having good success with embedding protobuf messages as a > means of specifying all the standard > processes, with options, for our Geophysics and Geology processing and > modelling software base. > > Protobuf technology was so close to elements of an internally grown system > we had evolved over many years, that it has proven very easy to > transition, and then get the benfit of being able to easily publish our > "data model", and to get the benefit of the much improved > parsers and automatic java and C_++ code base. Not withstanding all of > that, it has still taken 2 years, as our code base is very large. > > The protobuf plugin for Eclipse is also a great tool, and helps a lot. > This leads me to the question - > We have also been trying to improve the use of our GUI's by using Eclipse > Model Framework. This has an XML style way of capturing the > the schemas. Going to the next stage of abstraction and design, Rich > Client Platform would appear to be an interesting way of > joining some of the protbuf ideas, and extending them to also include > options for data elements and parameters, to include > ranges, units, and ways of automating GUI components to prompt and/or edit > messages. > > So, the question is, has anyone thought of this and given it a go? How > active is the protobuf community with using Eclipse? > djf >
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