Re: [dev] SWK: The simple widget kit

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 08:24:43 +0100

On 10 May 2010 01:05, Uriel <> wrote:
> Does suckless really need a WIMP-toolkit? I hope not.

It's more like WP than WIMP, but I agree that the current route looks
a bit WIMPy to me.
There are two intentions involved in swk: one is to have something
like a modern curses replacement that runs in graphical mode (this
isn't achieved yet), another one is to have a very simple toolkit for
mobiles, because it's quite a nightmare to work with existing ones for
rapid prototyping unless you don't want to use something very
heavyweight like Qt.

Architecturally I prefer the current approach to begin with, adding
message passing or event protocols can be added on top of this, if one
really wants to imitate channels and devices like in rio -- though swk
doesn't sound like the right place anyways for this.

Received on Wed May 12 2010 - 07:24:43 UTC

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