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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: GUI Development for Apache
Date Fri, 13 Jun 1997 01:55:42 GMT
> Randy Terbush wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > My thoughts are that it is probably the one most visible item that 
> > we get beat up on in reviews and I have seen one Java interface 
> > that looks quite nice in it's early stages.
> > 
> > Rasmus made some good points in followup to this regarding the 
> > interface that the server provides. I'm proposing this discussion 
> > group mainly so that we (The Apache Group) can have some guiding 
> > hand in what we provide and pull together the fragments of people 
> > that are working on something. I also feel like I could provide 
> > more to this part of the project than I can to threading.
> > 
> > I think that a Tk frontend would be a good solution. Coupled with 
> > SNMP this could be a fairly portable interface to NT. (Haven't seen 
> > Tk on NT, but I hear that it works).
> > 
> I think that new-httpd will be able to provide some excellent
> guidance in the fit and form of the GUI. I think it's great.
> But is anyone else semi-confused that for our Configuration scripts
> and such, we try to keep things as basic as possible, meaning
> assuming a v7 bourne and basic UNIX tools (and this is for
> _building_ the binaries) yet we're looking at/discussing/wondering
> about Tk and Java front-ends for _running_ it?

:-)  Don't interpret this that _I_ want a GUI to run this thing. I 
want a coherent set of hooks into the server for running it. If we 
have to use telnet to tweak them, that is fine. :-)

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