Musings on an Erlang GUI System.

Mikael Karlsson <>
Fri Feb 14 22:38:30 CET 2003


Fri 14 Feb 2003 Joe Armstrong wrote:
> I have been thinking about GUIs for a long time :-)
>
> IMHO I have only found *one* approach that I like -
>
> This is called "The Aesthetic Toolkit" and it's by
>
> Tor Andersson
>
> Just take a look at the screen shots at
>
>  http://www.df.lth.se/~mazirian/software/aekit/
>
> This stuff is drop-dead-beautiful. (warning it's very alpha - stuff
> written in objective C etc.) - with a bit of help
> we did manage to get it running :-)
.
Lots of great stuff cut ....
.
>
> My second thoughts on a GUI are that it should be *entirely* based on
> message passing - like X-windows - In principle I want the GUI to run
> on one machine and I want the control process to run on another
> machine - if we wrote them like this then we could write wonderful
> apps - spawning of GUI's on remote machines etc.  great fun ...
>
>
> /Joe

In this case you could also have a look at old Fresco. It is all CORBA
but anyway.

http://www.fresco.org/

/Mikael



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