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Summary 0009457: Avoid usage of environment variables
Revision 2011-12-15 16:35 by abv
Description Proposal (summary)
 
  This idea is inspired by message by Philippe Carret of OCC forum (see
http://www.opencascade.org/org/forum/thread_6861 [^])

Currently OCCT and derived applications require that a number of environment
variables were
correctly installed. Thus the user has either to modify global settings on the
wokstation, or use
bat files (or scripts on UNIX), which both methods are not very convenient.

The proposal is to provide a means to define the necessary settings by using
alternative methods,
thus avoiding usage of environment variables:
- registry on WNT
- specific configuration file on UNIX (e.g. $HOME/.occtconfig)
Naturally, the possibility to use environment variables should be kept for
compatibility

An additional proposal is to provide some GUI utility to manage the whole set of
configuration
variables. This shall make user's life more easy.
 
  
Expected benefits
 
  Better user comprehension and easier OCCT installation and configuration.
Improved usability of
OCCT in applications.
 
Revision 2006-06-29 09:15 by abv
Description Proposal (summary)
 
  This idea is inspired by message by Philippe Carret of OCC forum (see
http://www.opencascade.org/org/forum/thread_6861 [^])

Currently OCCT and derived applications require that a number of environment
variables were
correctly installed. Thus the user has either to modify global settings on the
wokstation, or use
bat files (or scripts on UNIX), which both methods are not very convenient.

The proposal is to provide a means to define the necessary settings by using
alternative methods,
thus avoiding usage of environment variables:
- registry on WNT
- specific configuration file on UNIX (e.g. $HOME/.occtconfig)
Naturally, the possibility to use environment variables should be kept for
compatibility

An additional proposal is to provide some GUI utility to manage the whole set of
configuration
variables. This shall make user's life more easy.
 
  
Expected benefits
 
  Better user comprehension and easier OCCT installation and configuration.
Improved usability of
OCCT in applications.
 
  
Workload
 
  OCCT modification: 5 days
GUI utility: 5 days
Update of installation procedure: 5 days

TOTAL: 15 days
 
  
Competencies/proposed HR's
 
  Regular OCCT developer, GUI developer, maintenance team


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