Sunday, August 17, 2008

GTK woes

The OpenCV library provides image capture, processing, and a display GUI for vision programs. It forms the foundation of my guidance programs. It relies on the GTK interface library for image capture and the GUI elements. The GTK binaries are functional on the eeePC, but the development files necessary to compile GTK support into OpenCV are missing. All attempts to install them (from the libgtk2.0-dev package or others) have failed. I think the writing is on the wall for the built-in Xandros OS. I'm going to try to install eeeXubuntu, the modified Ubuntu distro that's configured for the eeePC. We'll see how that goes. I'm going to try to preserve the restore partition so that I can bring back the Xandros if necessary.

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