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Re: [Axiom-developer] browser front end, statement of plans and progres

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] browser front end, statement of plans and progress
Date: 27 Jan 2007 02:36:18 -0600

Waldek Hebisch <address@hidden> writes:

| > I've been looking deeply into the problem of using a web browser
| > as the front end for axiom. There are 3 components:
| > 
| > 1) replace the graphics
| > 2) replace hyperdoc
| > 3) make an interactive front end
| > 
| > Consider problem 1, replace the graphics.
| > 
| > Currently our graphics are written in C and use X11.
| > The graphics program is really a standalone C program that
| > communicates to the rest of the system thru sman.
| > 
| > X11 has been a problem because we cannot port this to windows easily.
| > I did manage to get hyperdoc working on windows using an X11 hosting
| > program but decided that this was not a good long term solution and
| > never released it.
| >
| X11 problem should be easy to solve:  use portable drawing library.

Qt is available under windows

and so is FLTK

I'm not quit convinced yet that the idea of removing the all the C
codes from Axiom is a good idea.

-- Gaby

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