"Window manager" for dumb terminals.

"Window manager" for dumb terminals.

Post by Mats L|fstr » Sat, 24 Nov 1990 18:03:51



I'm looking for a "window manager" for character based terminals.

The basic requirements are:

        - Ability to maintain at least two "screens" and to toggle
          between them.

        - Ability to split each screen in at least two parts, each
          part "connected" to a process.

        - The processes writing to the screen, should NOT be aware of
          the fact that they are actually talking to this "window
          manager".

        - Output from an idle process, i.e. a process that don't have
          access to the keyboard input, should be display without delay.

On top of these basic requirements, it would be nice have any, or all,
of these:

        - Ability to handle "any" number of "windows", each connected
          to a process.

        - Each "window" should be adjustable in size.

        - A stack of "windows" and functions for poping/pushing.

Anyone out there who knows of such a beast? It might be a commercial
product or PD, it doesn't matter.

Regards

                mla

P.S.

If this "window manager" exists AND is combined with a menu handler,
I'd be more than happy!

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"Window manager" for dumb terminals.

Post by Paul Moo » Wed, 28 Nov 1990 00:30:50


The is a book called "programming in C with Curses, Lex and Yacc ( a windows
shell)" (not mine no axe ... etc). This book describes using those tools
to produce what you are after , I think. Plus you can order the software
that goes with it (to save all the typing etc) for about $30 via an order
card that comes with the book .
(I just found it in a catalogue - Prentice Hall , auth:Schreiner).

 
 
 

"Window manager" for dumb terminals.

Post by Ralf Holigha » Wed, 28 Nov 1990 05:54:40


There is SCO MultiView, but you don't even tell us what OS you're using...

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"Window manager" for dumb terminals.

Post by Janice G » Thu, 29 Nov 1990 04:41:21


There is a product called Facet/Term, available on UNIX.  It maintains up to
10 sessions, works on a vast array of terminal types, and is highly
customizable.

        Structured Software Solutions, Inc.
        4031 W. Plano Parkway  Suite 205
        Plano, TX 75093

        (214) 985-9901

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Janice Gee

 
 
 

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