Musings on an Erlang GUI System.
Sat Feb 15 03:36:56 CET 2003
joe> > In this case you could also have a look at old Fresco. It is all CORBA
joe> > but anyway.
joe> > http://www.fresco.org/
The mother of Fresco Interview gets new incarnation now as
ivtools - http://www.ivtools.org/ivtools/index.html.
>From their's Wiki page:
IvTools is a Software Elephant that can be many things to many people
depending on what part of the body they grab:
* It's a GUI toolkit based on the original lightweight glyphs of
* It's a LayeredApplicationFramework for custom DirectManipulation
applications based on the UnidrawFramework, as well as a
ComponentFramework as defined by PhilipEskelin, et.al.. (see
* It has a ScriptingLanguage with a simple-as-you-can-get
parenthesis-based syntax and innovative constructs for dataflow
expressions and drawing editor control.
* Augment with DougSchmidt's ACE toolkit, and it's a
DistributedComponentEnvironment for developing hybrid
* Augment with MarkLinton's Fresco toolkit (future possibility),
and it's a cross-platform GUI toolkit with unique vector-graphic
* It's a HyperStructuredGraphics environment ala Tgif.
joe> I saw freso a while ago - IMHO fresco has the right architecture but the
joe> *wrong* transport medium - CORBA for the transport of data between the
joe> client and server will give a large performance hit and adds an incredable
joe> amount of unecessary complexity - If the'd just have erlang terms or lisp
joe> S-expressions or UBF to communicate it would be great.
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