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basic-setup.hpp File Reference

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Bootstrap and self-configuration of the application at startup.

The class BasicSetup represents the very basic self-configuration of the application at start-up. This bootstrap is based on some conventions for the application to "find its parts".

Motivation: why a bootstrap convention?

We want Lumiera to be usable without the need of a set-up. Since the application is meant to be used in media production, users often have to work in temporary and varying environments. In such a situation, it is desirable just to "unzip and start" an application bundle. On the other hand, obviously we want to create a nice and proper, FSH compliant application, which can be packaged and installed in a modern Linux distribution as first class citizen. We can fulfil both demands by establishing a convention how the application can discover the very basic parts necessary to start up into the main() function and read a setup configuration. This setup configuration in turn supports the definition of search paths – which then allows us to deliver the application in a bundle structure which both can be run from a single root folder and likewise easily be mapped into FSH compliant installation folders by the packager.

See also

Definition in file basic-setup.hpp.

#include "lib/error.hpp"
#include "lib/symbol.hpp"
#include "lib/nocopy.hpp"
#include "lib/util.hpp"
#include <boost/program_options.hpp>
#include <string>


class  BasicSetup
 Represents the elementary self-configuration of a running Lumiera application instance. More...


 "bootstrapIni" : the basic setup configuration to load More...


 Lumiera public interface.

Macro Definition Documentation


"bootstrapIni" : the basic setup configuration to load

Definition at line 66 of file basic-setup.hpp.

Referenced by AppState::AppState().