Re: [uCsimm] GUI code snapshot

From: Erwin Authried (eauth@softsys.co.at)
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 02:16:57 EST


Has anybody thought about implementing a WAP microbrowser?
Or does someone know about a free implementation ?
Such a browser might be used as the native user interface as
well as a WWW client. It would make porting to different kinds of
display/input devices rather easy.

-Erwin

Micah Dowty[SMTP:micah@homesoftware.com] wrote:
>
> A difference in goal. I don't want it to be like a 'big computer'
> windowing system where each app has its own window, but more modal. Take
> a look at divtree.h for a look at the structure. Each layer is a seperate
> tree of divnodes (structures for partitioning 2-D space), stored in a
> stack. The divnodes are connected in various ways to lay out the
> graphics, and the actual graphics are stored in grop-lists
> (graphics-operation lists) that are like metafiles.
> My main goals are:
> to allow multitasking without sacrificing simplicity
> small and efficient
> client/server
> portable
> None of the actual client/server API that real apps will use is
> implemented yet, everything you see is stuff that will stay internal to
> the server.
> TinyX could probably be used for this, but it has things I dont need
> (mouse support) and things I _do_ need like a layout engine would need to
> be an extra layer of complexity.
> Everything so far is implemented in about 1300 lines of C (not including
> header files or perl scripts, but including lots of comments)
>
> Micah Dowty
> www.homesoftware.com
>
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> On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Mert INCEIPLIK wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Why didn't you use tinyX? There are some ports too as I remember...
> >
> > Mert
> >
> > >From: Micah Dowty <micah@homesoftware.com>
> > >Reply-To: ucsimm@uClinux.com
> > >
> > >
> > >This weekend I finally got started on my GUI. I have screenshots and a
> > >code snapshot on the status page at homesoftware.com
> > >
> > >Micah Dowty
> > >www.homesoftware.com
> > >



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