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- Subject: RE: Lua for GUIs
- From: "Antonio Scuri" <scuri@...>
- Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 13:58:34 -0200
> I simply do not need an abstraction layer on top of several windowing
> systems, but a reasonable interface to OpenMotif only, since OpenMotif
> is all we use for our HMIs at the moment.
You said it all "at the moment", but who knows the future... But I got
Motif has a widget construction that is very easy to implement a Lua
binding. On the other hand IUP does have a Motif driver, already has a Lua
binding, and I would welcome everyone that knows Motif to use it. Could in
fact contribute to the quality of the driver.
> It does the job well enough
> for our touchscreen based interfaces, and with some sane X resources,
> it doesn't even look ugly. Recent OpenMotif has UTF-8 support and
> anti-aliased fonts, so it does not look like mid-eighties software
> necessarily. And on embedded systems, themes like most toolkits offer
> them nowadays are just not-so-needed...
Agree. Talking about "sane X resources" can you send me some samples? I
would love to improve some Motif interfaces we have.