The wrapper project

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Thu Aug 21 13:39:45 CEST 2003


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Armstrong" <>
>   I'm back .... (been on holiday)

Welcome back!

>   I would like to propose the construction of a series of "wrappers" -

Very interesting idea.

>   I am  currently pursuing this idea.  My first component  should be a
> control wrapper round  wxWindows so we can do GUI's -  NOTE my view is
> that  the GUI  is  itself a  *component*  which is  isolated from  the
> application which should be another component.

Looking forward to it :)

>   NOTE the image component ONLY displays the image and has NO GUI - the
> GUI must be done by the GUI component (which I am trying to write :-)

I think I don't really understand what you mean.

If the image component can display something by itself, then it has a GUI (even
if it's a dumb one). What would be needed here is a "remote canvas" created by
the GUI component, and on which the application could draw. Alternatively, the
application would describe for the GUI what to be drawn via the protocol - and
we get the X basic setup. Or one could split into three layers, according to the
Model-View-Controller pattern: the application knows how to manipulate the
binary bitmap, the view knows how to display it, and the controller... well, it
coordinates :)

regards,
Vlad



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