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Re: [O] OT: TUI applications

From: Russell Adams
Subject: Re: [O] OT: TUI applications
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:39:54 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)


While I appreciate the insight, Tk and web apps are outside the scope of what 
I'm looking for. I've used Tk with Python
and Perl and don't care for it.

I value the low overhead, speed, and simplicity of terminal applications. I use 
Mutt for all my email, and the only GUI
app I use with any regularity is Firefox.

I'm trying to find a fast way to implement similar terminal applications for 
simple databases that I use casually.


On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 09:05:47AM +1100, Tim Cross wrote:
> There is actually lots of these frameworks and libraries in many
> different languages, so it really depends on what you are most
> comfortable working in. I have used both Emacs forms and widgets in the
> past. For example, I've used forms as an intermediate step between emacs
> and a backend store where I have 'batch' commands which retrieve the
> data into a file which forms use as input and then after editing the
> data using Emacs forms, write the data back to the backend store (making
> the forms a sort of 'batch' processor).
> For shell scripts, whiptail, zenity and dialog usually work and if I
> need something a little more, I've used Tcl/Tk or perl/Tk.
> However, I am now trying to reduce my level of context switching between
> different languages. As I'm doing more and more in the web environment,
> I'm now playing with electron (atom shell), which allows me to easily do
> a desktop app just using html, CSS and javascript (actually, my
> intention is to use Clojurescript).
> I've actually found that even with basic TUI libraries, there is still
> too much low level stuff I don't want to worry about. Being able to use
> a JS library I'm familiar with and avoid all the web server, browser
> differences etc is much faster and simpler, plus the more I use it, the
> easier it gets as I build up my own modules etc.
> Tim
> Russell Adams writes:
> > Given the unique user base of Org, I wanted to ask a question.
> >
> > Has anyone seen any modern development libraries for TUI (console / 
> > character cell) applications? Ncurses the library is
> > not an answer as you have to start from scratch. There are thousands of web 
> > frameworks, and yet console is infinitely
> > simpler than a LAMP stack, but there are no prepackaged libraries for 
> > working with it (ie: forms, widgets, etc).
> >
> > I frequently find myself in the position to need a small custom database 
> > application for this or that (contacts,
> > invoicing, recipes!). Python (or similar) + SQLite seems like a no brainer, 
> > except I don't want webapps or a giant GUI
> > program like libreoffice Base. I'd use something that was text forms based 
> > like an old dBase product.
> >
> > I've looked at Emacs forms, but they appear to be only for editing CSV data.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
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