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Date: 2005-08-30 (23:13)
From: Pietro Abate <Pietro.Abate@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: GUI for OCaml
On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 10:22:56AM -0400, Jacques Carette wrote:
> What about re-using the work from Mozilla - I mean Gecko and XUL.  See 
> the links on http://www.mozilla.org/projects/.  It should be relatively 
> simple to create a human-friendly syntax for it, so I don't think that 
> XML is a real issue.

Using XUL with ocaml would be great... they are working on building
everything (firefox, thunderbird and friends) on the top of xmlrunner,
that is a multi platform library to display xul widgets. The big problem
is that at the moment you can write 'actions' (DCOM objects ??) only in
javascript and c++, and there is a project to implement a python
backend. javascript and c++ are a pain to use. the python backend is
still in a preliminary stage of development (I think). It would be
fantastic to have ocaml bindings (don't look at me :) )... 

Hand writing gui, in my opinion, is something of the past. Using, for
example glade + code generator or XUL is the way to go.


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