Re: Question about GTK+ and timers

Hi Igor,

On Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:12:56 -0700 you wrote:
> My task is to read the external device thru the serial port with the 1
> sec interval.
> And then update the GUI with the new data.
> At least the documentation of this device says that it will write with 1 sec.
> I am testing on x86, then cross-compiling for ARM and run the program on ARM.
> Will I be better off with just continuous loop inside thread or the
> timer will do?

If the device does an autonomous report every second, you're probably
better off using a g_io_channel to capture the incoming message and
update the GUI using g_io_add_watch. No need for a timeout.


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