GUI & ex11

Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW) <>
Tue Feb 25 15:12:11 CET 2003


I haven't been thinking much about the Next Step (pun intended :-)

I want to concentrate on the X protocol with an Erlang binding. This will avoid implementing any drivers ;-) I have browsed a little through the available extensions, and what I think might be interesting next is GLX, the OpenGL extension. But Xft / Xrender are too.

My position for the moment is: Is it a wire protocol? Then it's just a matter of coding/decoding it. Are there any client libraries involved? Not for me, not now, but anybody is welcome to help. (Also for the protocol coding, of course! :-)

regards,
Vlad

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mikael Karlsson [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 3:02 PM
> To: Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW); Erlang-questions (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: GUI & ex11
> 
> 
> Would you make use of the X Render extension
> and xft2 library for font handling? I would think that
> to be a good idea if you want nice looking fonts.
> 
> /Mikael
> 
> tisdag 25 februari 2003 08:53 skrev Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW):
> > Hi all,
> >
> > After all the debate about GUIs (which I hope isn't over 
> yet :-) I came to
> > think about one thing that is actually rather obvious, but 
> hey, I'm not
> > from the Unix world!
> >
> > <idea> The language that Joe was looking for might very 
> well be the X11
> > protocol! </idea> Especially since there is a XPrint 
> extension and also
> > XFree86/Cygwin works on Windows.
> >
> > Now I started converting Tobbe's old ex11 package to use 
> the binary format
> > (I'm one third through it), but am wondering why didn't 
> anyone else thought
> > about it before... Is there anything wrong with the 
> approach? I can't see
> > any showstoppers. Then one can start building a Xtoolkit 
> entirely in Erlang
> > :-)
> >
> > Tobbe: I thought I would add ex11 to Jungerl, is this okay?
> >
> > best regards,
> > Vlad
> 



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