[Lcdproc] imonlcd 0x0 command turning off progress bar

Eric Pooch epooch at cox.net
Sat Oct 15 16:59:52 UTC 2011

I have mixed feelings about your solution.  Under the LCDproc  
protocol, 0x0 should clear everything.  -1 should enable everything.   
The imonlcd driver is a little unusual because an output command does  
not include the entire state of the display - the bars and icons are  
set separately.  My solution would be to just properly cache the the  
bar state during a 0x0 or -1 output command. Otherwise 0x0 and -1  
would not work as intended in the protocol.
The problem is that there is currently no way to clear all of the  
icons without clearing the bars.

How often is your program doing a complete clear of the icons/ 
display?  I will fix the caching problem, but it might also be worth  
considering not clearing the entire display on your end.  Maybe keep  
one icon on to indicate your program is running. That way you will  
only have to send one command for the icons rather than one for icons  
and then another to re-establish the bars.

Karsten, you also use these functions, do you have any thoughts?

On Oct 15, 2011, at 9:07 AM, Yura Scheglyuk wrote:

> 		Hi!
> On 15.10.2011 20:04, Markus Dolze wrote:
>>> lcproc 0.5.4 clear icons AND progress bars by 0x0 command. lcproc  
>>> 0.5.4
>>> turn on progress bars after 0x0 command.
>>> lcproc 0.5.5-pre1 clear icons AND progress bars by 0x0 command.  
>>> lcproc
>>> 0.5.5-pre1 DO NOT turn on progress bars after 0x0 command.
>>> New test python script p-bars-2.py attached.
>> Ah, I now see. It indeed clears the progress bars on 0x0.
>> Would you please try what happens if you send some different progress
>> bar value the second time (line 26 in your script) than the first  
>> time
>> (line 18)?
> Yes, you are right. Another progress bar turning on if I send  
> different progress bar value after 0x0 command. lcdproc keep state  
> of progress bar and don't change it on the second same progress bar  
> command assuming that 0x0 command clear icons only. So we need to  
> fix 0x0 command to clear icons only and do not clear progress bars.
> -- 
> Best regards, Yura.
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