[Rd] getGraphicsEvent() alternative for cairo graphics device?
paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Nov 13 20:55:20 CET 2016
The current status is that I am keen for people to contribute some
testing code (see https://bugs.r-project.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16951)
There were also some getGraphicsEvent() changes/fixes suggested by
Richard Bodewits (cc'ed), for which I am also seeking test code.
On 13/11/16 09:00, frederik at ofb.net wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Just checking in to see what the status is.
> From my perspective it seems logical to split off X11 into a separate
> package, so development can proceed at a reasonable rate, but I
> haven't yet tried to see if that's even possible.
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 09:23:35AM +1200, Paul Murrell wrote:
>> Taking a look at those patches is now on my todo list, so I may be in touch
>> with both of you at some point to request some testing.
>> On 26/07/16 07:17, frederik at ofb.net wrote:
>>> Dear Daniel Greenidge,
>>> To enable getGraphicsEvent on Cairo, you have two patches to choose
>>> The second one is by me, and the first one is from five years ago by
>>> Hugo Mildenberger.
>>> Both patches are very simple, they move some lines enabling
>>> getGrahpicsEvent outside of a if(!cairo) statement. My patch also adds
>>> the ability to execute code (e.g. for animation) while the interface
>>> is idle.
>>> Top guy Duncan Murdoch has expressed that he doesn't have time to work
>>> on applying these patches, and I haven't had any responses from the
>>> rest of the R Core Team. I was thinking that perhaps your best bet is
>>> to try to create a package called e.g. "X11-fixes" which people can
>>> use to get a better X11 library (there is also a bug waiting to be
>>> fixed from 2001:
>>> I don't know if CRAN would accept such a package, or if you'd have to
>>> distribute it via GitHub, but R has excellent tools to facilitate the
>>> distribution of code via packages. Whether the R kernel exports enough
>>> functions to allow a package to take over event handling, I'm not
>>> sure. I was intending to look more into the details of this
>>> possibility but haven't had time.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 02:15:59PM -0400, Daniel Greenidge wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I'm writing an interactive plotting function for viewing fMRI
>>>> datasets. Currently, I get keypresses using
>>>> Unfortunately getGraphicsEvent() only supports the X11(type="Xlib")
>>>> graphics device on Unix systems. The Xlib device doesn't support
>>>> buffering (i.e. dev.hold() and dev.flush()), so redrawing the plots
>>>> causes lots of flickering.
>>>> Is there a way to get keypresses while using the cairo graphics
>>>> device? Alternatively, is there a way to prevent flickering with the
>>>> Xlib graphics device?
>>>> Daniel Greenidge
>>>> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
>>> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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