[erlang-questions] GUI idea

Dmitrii Dimandt <>
Fri Sep 8 17:08:10 CEST 2006

Well, I think it's better to hook with
However, there is a downside to HTMLayout - it's not opensource (though free
for any use whatsoever) :(

On 9/8/06, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just had an idea and thought I'd share it. It is about building Erlang
> GUIs.
> Currently the most used GUI kit is gs. Not very cool, but works and is
> good enough for simple apps. Now gs is build quite modularily, and one
> could write a different backend the would be more impressive looking.
> So far so good, nothing new. But...
> What if the new gs backend would actually start yaws and a browser,
> and build the actual GUI as yaws+ajax pages? Wouldn't that actually be
> better than Rails? ;-) After upgrading gs to use all cool Web2.0
> controls, of course...
> This seems too good to be actually a new idea, but I'll check the net
> _after_ sending this :-)
> best regards,
> Vlad
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