Re: [dev] ncurses or ...

From: Dimitris Zervas <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:57:49 +0200

> with swt i've tried to define how one would interact with it to create the
> UI, it could be driven by any language able to read and write to files.
> its interesting that surf and dwm just got fifo in them...perhaps tabbed
> should too. perhaps really we should have separate embedable
> applications with fifos. one for listboxes, one for tree views, an embedable
> lil'd (son of dwm) for layouts within an app, a keyboard listener for focus
> switching?

So, why not use surf as the abstract layer I was thinking before
(Roberto's idea)

> You should avoid words as 'stupid', if you don't want to convert
> this in something personal. If you don't agree with an idea,
> please indicate the technical reasons, or in other case shut up.

I didn't mean to offend you. If I did so, you have my apologies.
I liked your idea very much.

I meant "overkill". 2 processes for 1 text editor is overkill.
If you have 2 processes for each editor instance I think that it is an
overkill, but if you have 1 process for each editor + 1 "central"
graphic renderer, it's ok.

Can't we use surf as the graphical renderer?

My concern is that if I do what I'm thinking, I'll end up writing a
fifo interface of ncurses and GTK, which is not the point, as I could
just use the lib directly.

In particular, you suggest a fifo editor. Am I right?
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