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A new GUI system for ASPRO
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Paper Abstract

ASPRO (Astronomical Software to PrepaRe Observations) is a software tool built and maintained by the Jean-Marie Mariotti Center (JMMC) that provides means to prepare and test the validity of observations on various existing interferometers, noticeably the VLTI. Concerning our web development of ASPRO, our new generic GUI system is a fast light solution to bring a GUI to the applications or languages that haven't such capability. The toolkit is conceptually divided into three parts. The main application is considered as a server. The client handles widgets and graphic presentations and the user interactions according to the applications. One gateway system manages the data flow. Then messages are generated by applications and addressed to the client. The client presents informations to the user and returns back values or commands. This paper describes the overall architecture. It details the application's interfaces. It lists widgets capabilities and graphic functions. It presents features of our first JAVA client which supports XML exchanges. Finally we present how several distant applications are linked to one client but also between themselves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5496, Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553160
Show Author Affiliations
Guillaume Mella, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble, CNRS (France)
Gilles Duvert, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5496:
Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy
Hilton Lewis; Gianni Raffi, Editor(s)

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