Re: Question about GTK+ and timers

Hi, Robert,

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Robert Pearce <rob bdt-home demon co uk> wrote:
> 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.

Yes it is autonomous.
All I'm doing is connecting it to the serial port.

Just one question: AFAIU this pair is polling the port for data and
when they become available I need to
drop them in the GUI.
It's going to be something like MT, right?

Thank you.
> Cheers,
> Rob
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