Re: [dev] ncurses or ...

From: Carlos Torres <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:40:01 -0500


On 1/31/14, Dimitris Zervas <> wrote:
> So, why not use surf as the abstract layer I was thinking before
> (Roberto's idea)

surf is the most sensible interface to stuff on the internet, it uses
WebKit, which certainly...nothing is stopping you from writting
an html page and using that in surf, in fact there are plenty of javascript
editors you could include in the page and have an editor.

no, i think surf is not the solution to the problem Christoph brought up.

> Can't we use surf as the graphical renderer?

surfs fifo patch doesn't currently allow for injection of html or execution
of javascript. it simply allows you to control the interface via a file.

maybe injection/execution of javascript is doable already, but i'm not
aware of it.

> 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.

we want to move away from ncurses and GTK. and just use Xlib,
so it would be a fifo interface for Xlib.

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

Not really an editor, a toolkit to build apps, some apps need text editing.

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