[Sidefx-houdini-list] advice on a "set shot" workflow inwindows!??!! (WTF)

Alex Lim list at poh-yee.com
Thu May 27 11:43:06 EDT 2010

But, but, but......... there is that thinggy called "Cygwin" that's 
really useful for Windows and you can still automate things in there! 
Zsh, tcsh, bash, python, perl (gasp!), java, etc. I even launched 
Houdini (and using POSIX path) from that Cyggy. :-D

Just don't try to compile some serious numeric crunching code using 
Cygwin emulation layer tho... that may not get you the performance you want.

But seriously tho, I think that in a lot of time, using shell command is 
heck of a lot faster than point-n-click. There's so much you can do in 
there. When it comes to point-n-click, my dexterity isn't as good as it 
used to be 10 or 20 years ago...

On 5/27/2010 1:48 AM, Marc Horsfield wrote:
> Have we gone through this whole discussion just to come back to the point of
> "Use linux, it's easier"? Seems like it to me :).
> windows + no automation = good luck with that?
> M
> Ammon Riley wrote:
>> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 12:27 AM, Marc Horsfield<march at blackginger.tv>  wrote:
>>> We investigated something like this here since there was, uh.. resistance to
>>> linux at first, but it seems like all you end up doing is replicating a massive
>>> amount of functionality that comes for free with the shell.
>> Absolutely. But at the same time, it's far easier to control than the shell. At
>> one point, I rewrote a significant chunk of the shot-setting code at R+H, and
>> it's a byzantine collection of scripts, made that much worse by having the
>> studio standardized on tcsh (bash or zsh would have made things much
>> simpler).
>> FWIW, I even automated the "set shot" system at R+H, so that you could
>> log out, log back in, and all of your shells would reset themselves to the
>> shots they were in when you logged out. Consequently, after the first time
>> the artist set their shells up for their shots, they didn't even have to re-do
>> the "set shot" junk. (KDE + Konsole + DBUS for the win!)
>>> And even if you eventually reach that point, you're still a little bit hampered
>>> by the interface that you've built. Unless, of course, your interface looks
>>> suspiciously like a shell ;).
>> Nah... just provide a menu option for "open shell here." You can have your
>> cake, and eat it, too. :)
>> Cheers,
>> Ammon
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