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Re: [Liberty-eiffel] Good news: Status on Liberty

From: Germán Arias
Subject: Re: [Liberty-eiffel] Good news: Status on Liberty
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:41:54 -0600


IUP project is working in a control that creates a simple editor based
on Scintilla ( This is a basic editor, but
they have the intention to improve it on later versions. This is not
still at eiffel-iup wrapper, but I can include it and provide a basic
On the other hand, there are people working to port IUP to Mac (https:/
/ But this is still experimental and
needs contributors.


El mar, 11-09-2018 a las 22:01 +0200, Raphael Mack escribió:
> Hi all,
> Just a short message to inform you that we’re increasing our
> activities
> to continue and speed up (again) the development of Liberty Eiffel:
> * The Liberty Eiffel website has been upgraded to use SSL (thanks to
> Hans' initiative).
> * As our server is located in Europe, we’ve extended the content to
> become compliant with the European GDPR-mandate.
> * We’re pushing for the Curtiss-release, which might still be some
> months away.
> * Petru Gurita created an initial Liberty Eiffel Windows distribution
> in
> lieu of his 2016 Google Summer of Code project. Hans is revisiting
> Petru’s work to bring it in line with Windows 10 requiremnts. We
> expect
> a fully functional Windows distribution to widen up our target
> audience
> significantly.
> * Germán Arias has created a wrapping for IUP, which is a multi-
> platform
> toolkit for building native graphical user interfaces. Supported
> systems
> include GTK+, Motif and Windows.
> * Paolo Redaelli has created a øMQ-wrapping some time ago.
> Concurrency
> across network nodes has come to Liberty Eiffel...
> * Mehul Sanghvi has been working on OSX support, would be great if
> this
> work could be finalized for curtiss release.
> If you have any ideas/improvements that should be integrated into the
> Curtiss release, please let everyone know. Preferably with some form
> of
> contribution - code would be best - because like many free/libre open
> source projects progress will be slow if the community doesn't
> contribute.
> To give you some ideas, where contributions would be helpful here's a
> short list (without any particular order):
> * C-part of the networking plugin for Windows.
> * modern HTML for the eiffeldoc output (in form of plain HTML, or
> eiffel
> code to patch eiffeldoc).
> * Marketing and Community-Building (Hans is a candidate)
> * The øMQ-wrapper needs to be tested and example code and
> documentation
> needs to be created for it.
> * We'd like to see liberty compiling gobo-based projects, but we
> currently have no idea what would be missing to achieve that. A
> TODO-list for that would be helpful to see the status, patches would
> even be better.
> * ECMA compliancy is a target, but here too it is unclear whether the
> list on is already
> complete.
> * maintaining the debian packages within the debian project
> * every task or bug on savannah waits for closure
> * projects (even if very small) using liberty eiffel
> * a small liberty-IDE, or eclipse integration
> * whatever is interesting for you - we'd like to see you having fun
> with
> liberty
> Whenever you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!
> Kind regards, and stay tuned,
> Rapha

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