Re: [dev] ncurses or ...

From: Lee Fallat <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:35:17 -0500

Rio from plan 9 is like this, more or less. :) Check it out.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Dimitris Zervas <> wrote:
>> That’s where the suckless solution should begin, by having reusable mod‐
>> ules. For example there was the idea on the IRC channel to have a sepa‐
>> rate GUI process handling the output and giving callbacks via a simple
>> text interface over a pipe. That process could display the meta‐informa‐
>> tion of arranging UI elements (buttons, listbox, entry, forms, menus)
>> however it is needed. Of course supporting the OpenGL widget won’t work
>> in text mode.
> So, you are suggesting an ultra abstract model.
> Output the data in such a way that it could be parsed by an output
> handler (graphical, text, or however you want).
> I must process this idea.
> Well, using 2 processes for just an editor is stupid.
> HOWEVER, what if we could parse more than one program with the display daemon.
> It's like a windows that anyone can draw in.
> We could implement this in DWM and each tag is nothing else than
> deciding who can draw in the big window.
> Have I gone too far?
> Have I gone insane? I don't know.
> In the way I understand it, it's a completely new way of handling UI.
> It would save us a hell lot of coding in graphical apps.
> But according to my not-so-long experience in programming, abstracting
> gives you headaches and slowdowns, unless you are heading for
> something huge. That's why I think that abstracting editor from gui
> and use this only for the editor is a bad idea.
> Wow, you gave me a hell lot of food for thought...
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