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# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
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# S2i - Intelligent Industrial Systems
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#i18n
import gettext
APP='harpia'
DIR='/usr/share/harpia/po'
_ = gettext.gettext
gettext.bindtextdomain(APP, DIR)
gettext.textdomain(APP)

TIPS_VER = "v0.86"

TIPS = (

            _("Use the toolbox located on the left side of the screen\n"
                  "to select a block. Drag 'n Drop it on the white\n"
                  "canvas to start a processing chain, click on the\n"
                  "`Run` button (or press F9) to execute it."),

            _("Blocks may have inputs and/or outputs. Clicking\n"
                  "on one output (at the right side of the \n"
                  "block) will initiate a connector; clicking on an \n"
                  "input (left side) will confirm it."),

            _("To view each block's properties (e.g. parameters,\n"
                  "thresholds, filenames), click twice on the block.\n"
                  "For the `Show Image` block, clicking twice on it \n"
                  "will show the processed image."),

            _("When viewing a live feed (video from files or \n"
                  "streams), press any key to exit (while selecting\n"
                  "the video output window)."),

            _("Useful commented examples can be accessed within\n"
                  "the help menu. Each example has a Comment block;\n"
                  "click twice on it to see the comments"),

            _("Blocks and Connectors may or not have `information\n"
                  "flow`. Blocks with flow are indicated by black border\n"
                  "and more opaque background; red border means no\n"
                  "flow. Bold connectors have flow, thin ones don't.\n"
                  "Blocks without `information flow` won't be processed."),
                  
            _("`Information flow` is propagated through blocks\n"
                  "starting from the `source` blocks (blocks without\n"
                  "inputs). A block with all its inputs connected to\n"
                  "`flowing` connectors will have flow."),

            _("In the top of the block selection toolbox, there\n"
                  "is a search field (Ctrl+F). Enter the name of the \n"
                  "operation to quickly find it"),

            _("Outputs and inputs are of a given type (e.g. image,\n"
                  "point, rectangle, double number). Connections are only\n"
                  "possible between ports of the same type."),

            _("The 'Run Command' block can execute system calls\n"
                  "using the input value as a parameter or as a trigger."),

            )

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