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Postby Neosoft Support » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:24 pm

That's an interesting idea.

Where does the data for the gauges come from? Would a plug-in need to interface with external devices via serial or USB connections and retrieve live data?
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Re: Gauges, Maps, Controls as XCELSIUS

Postby dpayer » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:15 am

lacarrye wrote: Xcelsius is the leading software now BUT, including gauges in Neobook, will compete with Xcelsius next morning. Xcelsius is aflash based application BUT just can be used with excel to make dashboards.
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I looked and Xcelsius is $900!!!!!!!!!

Here is a flash charting program:

FREE
http://teethgrinder.co.uk/open-flash-chart/


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Postby Luiz Alfredo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:29 am

My vote for this features. Charts and Gauges, from text files or associated with DbPro and Report Designer, will turn NeoBook more professional and will open many possibilities.
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Postby Gaev » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:55 am

David P:
Here is a flash charting program:

FREE
http://teethgrinder.co.uk/open-flash-chart/

I was really excited to find this project a few months back ... alas, when trying to deploy it in a local (non-server) environment, it would just hang ... and the author was unwilling to research it as (he put it) "this was not what the product was designed for ... and I was the only one with this problem" ... I suspect it was the underlying Flash Player that was acting up ... as Flash goes to great lengths to be "hacker-proof" & "conform to Windows' rules about Browser plugins" ... bottom line was that this would make it less appealing to the NeoBook developer community.

If you were able to make it run in a local setting ... i.e. the swf file and chart data located on the C: drive ... perhaps you could enlighten us.
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Postby dpayer » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:48 pm

Gaev wrote:David P:

If you were able to make it run in a local setting ... i.e. the swf file and chart data located on the C: drive ... perhaps you could enlighten us.


I only saw it while searching.

But I can imagine the issue. Files can be and typically are accessed via HTTP in flash when the data is on a server. In NB we are using the file system directly.

If we could launch some sort of web server (many free ones, some as small as 50k) on the local host address, using a unique port number, I bet you could solve the access issue.

Tiny web http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/tinyweb/
thttpd http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd/
nanoweb http://nanoweb.si.kz/

Nanoweb is a webserver written in PHP!!!

You know, for such purposes, it may be interesting if a webserver component could be included within the framework of NB itself. That may solve some things. Until then, there are workarounds.

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