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Re: [XForms] Thanks for the great library!

From: Frank Cox
Subject: Re: [XForms] Thanks for the great library!
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:49:22 -0600

On Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:13:14 +0200
Jens Thoms Toerring wrote:

> In that case I would be inclined to add that to the page at
> <http://xforms-toolkit.org>. At the moment it states that there
> are no DEP/RPM packages, but if you're willing to host it I'd
> add a link there. For that case: would you mind adding an <anchor>
> tag to make it easier to find on the page?


> Can you write the
> program in a way that it can use ncurses or XForms for the user
> interaction as alternatives? If that's possible I'd go for that
> since it will allow you to pick a different GUI toolkit should you
> become dissatisfied with XForms.

That's a good idea.  I've done some stuff that automatically determines whether 
we're running on a terminal and does that terminal have ncurses support or not 
and do we or don't we have a mouse, then uses that feedback  to decide how 
pretty to make the output and where we're going to put it.  xforms could be 
just another thing to throw on the pile as the top choice that fails downward 
through the rest of the options.  I don't know if I would be that ambitious 
with everything though since that means I'll have to design a user-facing 
screen two or three times over, but for some stuff an approach like that might 
be worth while.

Thus far I haven't really done anything with xforms outside of reading the 
documentation and playing around with it a bit.  But I'm really happy with my 
mousing and button clicking so far.  This is a cool new toy (new to me at 
least) and I'm still in the "gosh wow" stage.

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