Subject: Re: Another X-plat framework - ZooLib
From: Thomas Fletcher (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 07:05:37 CST
Interesting reading ... somehow I missed your post to bedevtalk.
I've printed it out and have it posted up here on my wall at QNX
as a reminder of how important it is to work with, rather than
against, our developers.
In any case I wish you all the luck with whatever you end up
working on next. I was interested to read about your advocacy
of the SpeekFreely internet phone ... I whipped it up for QNX
a while back ... but didn't have a microphone input at the
time so only played the answering machine portion.
On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Michael D. Crawford wrote:
> I know there's been a lot of discussion on the AbiWord list about the
> best way to do a cross-platform framework and I hesitate to even mention
> this for fear of starting up a religious war.
> In submitting this I'm not saying you should _use_ ZooLib for your
> program, I just want you to know there's another framework out there.
> Perhaps there is something you can draw on from it, either code or
> architectural ideas.
> ZooLib is released under the MIT license as of tonight. Well, last
> night. I've been up all night releasing and announcing it.
> You can get it at http://zoolib.sourceforge.net/
> ZooLib allows you to write a single set of C++ sources and compile
> native executables that run on Mac OS, Windows, BeOS and POSIX flavors
> with XWindows (such as Linux).
> ZooLib applications are multithreaded. Besides GUI with a uniquely
> flexible layout system, it provides a single-file database format
> (which, being single files, may serve as end-user documents), TCP
> networking and extensive debugging support.
> My opinion on why ZooLib is good for the community is at
> While tonight marks ZooLib's transition into open source, it is not new
> code. It has been in development for about five years by Andrew Green
> of The Electric Magic Company (http://www.em.net) and his client,
> educational software publisher Learning in Motion
> (http://www.learn.motion.com). I think we all owe them a big "thank
> you" for providing this wonderful code to the community.
> Mike Crawford
> Michael D. Crawford
> GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting
> Tilting at Windmills for a Better Tomorrow.
Thomas (toe-mah) Fletcher QNX Software Systems
firstname.lastname@example.org Neutrino Development Group
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