ex11, esdl

Eric Merritt <>
Thu Sep 9 00:07:21 CEST 2004

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 11:28:04 +0200 (CEST), Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> Re: edsl ex11 etc.
> Just my 5 c.
>    1) I'm not sure  I've published my latest ex11 - it  has a *lot* of
> functionality which I'm  not sure can be bolted on  top of a different
> graphics engine.

 You are right. When last I looked at this (I recently moved and am
still getting things together, I will get back to it soon), the x11
stuff was pretty widespread through out the code. It becomes more a
matter of taking your ideas and rebuilding them on a different

[snip good stuff from joe.]

 two questions joe, or more specifically a question and a statement ;)

 You said that 3 widgets where required but you only named two of
them, whats the third?

  Why use sockets to communicate via low level and high level widgets?
Why not just use standard erlang constructs?

> /Joe
> On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> > From: "Eric Merritt" <>
> >>  Actually, with imput from Dan and Karl I am making use of a gl
> >> specific backend that they are working on for wings. It  doesn't yet
> >> have  multiple windows, but thats a future item they want. Better yet
> >> it should be more stable and robust then the SDL engine.
> >
> > Hmm, that sounds interesting! And it's platform independent too?
> >
> > After answering your previous mail, I started to look at adding SDL_ttf
> > support to esdl, which doesn't seem too difficult, thanks to the nice design
> > that Dan made. Now I don't know if it's going to be worth it, is something
> > else is coming reasonably soon.
> >
> > Could Dan or anyone comment? Can this new backend be made available?
> >
> > /Vlad
> >

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spell consistently

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