ANNOUNCE - graphics package

Joe Armstrong joe@REDACTED
Mon Jan 19 15:34:27 CET 2004

On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Peter-Henry Mander wrote:

> Hi Joe,
> I'm exploring the ex11 code, and I think I've strayed into peaty marsh along the way. Probably the Will 'o the Wisp of lib/hello_world.erl that get me a bit confused. :-)
> I've only identified the following events: onClick, onMove and onReturn. Are there other events that may be used, or need to be implemented? (I've counted 33 in X11/X.h)

  These  are  not the  X-events  but  pseudo  events that  I  generate

  I wouldn't stare too hard at this code yet - my next release will be
rather different internally.

  I have completed revised how widgets are written - the code to implement
a widget is somewhat longer but (I hope) much clearer.

  I'm adding a proper failure model - and I will document how to write a 

  You'll have to wait a bit for this (a few days I hope) ...


> And I've successfully prodded the WinGravity property to enable rudimentary placement management on resizing the parent, but I'm not too sure how to fit this into your design. How would I specify window properties such as WinGravity?
> Do you have a napkin-sketch design you can impart? I'd like to replace gs/tk in my application with something that doesn't eat quite so much resources!
> Pete.

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