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From Robert McIntosh <rob...@bull-enterprises.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Avalon and GUI Apps
Date Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:17:08 GMT
I'm interested in this, but I'm not sure what _exactly_ you mean :-) Do 
you mean to say that each 'screen' is a service that are accessed from 
Fortress?

- Robert

Berin Loritsch wrote:

> In conjunction with what I have been doing at work, I have been working
> on an Avalon based variation of the GUI app.  After a while of working
> on the infrastructure (which is pretty much done), I have something that
> is actually quite nice.
>
> There is a rumor going around that makes me believe that this variation
> will not see the light of day--which is a real bummer because it is much
> nicer to work with than what I was given.
>
> The infrastructure is actually pretty simple.  All screens and dialog
> boxes are addressed via URIs--along with the "browser" elements.  The
> "browser" elements are resources that are viewed by external programs.
> (At least until I write a more robust HTML browser in Java... but I'm
> not so inclined for the time being).
>
> Anyhoo, it is built on Fortress, and it presents another type of app
> that we would want to keep the use cases in mind.
>
> Is this something that we might want in Sandbox?  I would have to
> clean it up, but it makes a pretty good foundation for any complex
> GUI app.  If not, I might try to invent a home for it.
>
>
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