Re: Q: Programming for console and X11?
On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, Dirk Luetjens wrote:
> I wanted to write an aplication which is capable of running in a graphics
> mode but also on a text console. I though of having the same look & feel
> in both modes. Since is only uses buttons, checkboxes, selection lists and
> tabulars it should be possible to provide a console equivalent.
> In case of the console, window/buttons/... are drawn with characters and
The Deity project is developing a set of widgets much like you describe,
but they are not really done yet.
> I wanted to use different software layers to hide the UI Interface
> routines from the application code in the following way.
> wrapper classes <- layout description file
> DISPLAY not set / \ DISPLAY set
> / \
> console some gui toolkit
> ^ |
> / \ X11
> keyboard mouse
It works out better if you do:
Widget Lib <--- Input (X11, keyboard, mouse)
Attempting to force an existing gui toolkit into that sort of model is
pretty nasty. The shared code between the text/gui widgets is extremely
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