Musings on an Erlang GUI System.

Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW) Vlad.Dumitrescu@REDACTED
Tue Feb 18 09:34:23 CET 2003

Hi all again,

The way I was thinking about for implementing an Erlang GUI is like the following, partly inspired by Joe's latest "femto-webserver" (1000 femto = 1 pico ;-)

At the bottom have a "X"-like server that is generic and might do the drawing in different ways: using esdl and opengl, or gs, or through a port to fltk, aekit, wxwindows or even postscript or the like. In the beginning it will be a primitive one, but if it will use a ready-made toolkit, then one can use the existing stuff. Then one can build on top of it with window managers, themes and the other cool stuff...

My own pre-pre-pre-pre-alpha "give-it-a-shot" project would use esdl, because that exists and is working. I installed Linux too, in order to try edtk on a more advanced toolkit, but I'm not sure which solution will need more effort: implementing widgets by hand with esdl, or trying to wrap fltk into an Erlang deriver...

I was planning to work at it from April, because it looked like I would become unemployed, but if all fits it seems that I found a job after all (*keep fingers crossed*).

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