[PROJECT PROPOSAL] - "Squeak Fenestra"

stéphane ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Mon May 22 18:48:25 UTC 2006

I would be good to build on top of Areithfa Ffenestri so that after a  
while we could get the Areithfa Ffenestri
really stable and include in Squeak .


>> PROJECT PROPOSAL - "Squeak Fenestra"
>> This is a proposal of a project i would like to do
> My advice - *use* the stuff John & I did and instead of repeating a  
> lot of rather tedious work enjoy doing something new and  
> productive. The Areithfa Ffenestri code provides all (we think)  
> that you need to create, display, manipulate and manage host  
> windows. What is still needed is a good hookup to Morphic to make  
> it useful in the general case.
> You don't need to alter BitBlt, just the users of it. A lot of bits  
> of code simply end up blitting to 'Display' and you would want to  
> make them use 'theCurrentWindowIAmDisplayingIn' instead.
> You don't need platform dependent wrappers and strange FFI stuff.  
> Ffenestri does it all in a portable manner, which is good for  
> platforms that don't have FFI.
> etc.
> If you want to do something that you have a chance of finishing,  
> please don't waste time repeating work already done and known to  
> function reasonably well. It may not be a case of "standing on the  
> shoulders of giants" but at least you can try to benefit from a  
> "piggyback ride from quite reasonable engineers" !
> tim
> --
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
> Strange OpCodes: RLBMI: Ruin Logic Board Multiple Indexed

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