Browse Prior Art Database

Method for building a chassis management status window using the Tcl/Tk scripting language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007099D
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for building a chassis management status window using the Tcl/Tk scripting language. Benefits include improved programmer productivity, improved code execution time, and improved application quality.

This text was extracted from a Microsoft Word document.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Method for building a chassis management status window using the Tcl/Tk scripting language

Disclosed is a method for building a chassis management status window using the Tcl/Tk scripting language. Benefits include improved programmer productivity, improved code execution time, and improved application quality.

Description

              The disclose method utilizes the GNU Organization’s Tcl/Tk scripting language for developing a computer chassis hardware monitoring/status program (see Figure 1). The language is cross-platform and can be used for all kinds of user GUI interfaces. The size (in lines of code) can be relatively small when compared to other programs, especially another high-level programming language. When linked together with code that is running on a given system, the GUI is given the ability to display the input/output information of the system via the inputs/outputs of the system software.

Advantages

              The disclosed method presents several technical advantages, including:

•             Free – GNU (GNU is Not Unix)

•             No third-party proprietary application

•             Rapid prototyping and development

•     No XML scripts (executes ‘C’ programming language code much faster than XML-based applications)

•             Easily customized for different uses/applications/platforms

•             Professional-looking graphics

•             Relieves the dependence on third-party platform support packages (PSPs)

             
Fig. 1

Disclosed anonymously