GUI tool from several years ago...

Gary Kline kline at
Sat Nov 5 08:24:24 UTC 2011

do any of you remember the name of the port that set up a GUI square
or rectangle and allowed easy expansion of code underneath? it let
you do-GUI-framework-quick-and-easy.

my key-click program is close enough that i want to move on to the
part where the mute or speech-impaired user clicks on this GUI
rectangle.  let's say he clicks on the default "talk.0"; the app 
instantly brings up vim or gvim that is loaded with ~130 abbrevs.  the
user types, say, "hw r u gys?" into the talk.0 file.  after he types :x,
thed program forks espeak -f talk.0  and everyone around hears his 
computerized voice.  meanwhile, the gui app  moves talk.0 to
~/.Speak, say,  and spawns gvim talk.1 in case anybody says something
that requires further communication (and typing).

this Speech/Speak tool is =not= for geeks.  --ok. not
necessarily! it is for anyone with a small, lightweight
netpad/notepad like the EEE 900A.  i've talked to a hacker who
volunteers for the OLPC project.  it has a membrane keyboard.  a lot
of the children find this hard to type on, so an audible "click" --
loud or soft -- might be a major win.  

Thus, having the easy-devel tool to  create GUI apps would be a big
help.  i found it maybe 15 years ago, played with it for an hour or
two before going back to the Xlib  files I was teaching myself.  --I
could always use Xaw3d or something else that i'm familiar with, but
would rather find an easier way. i've been searching thru ports.  so
far, nothing.

thanks for any clues!


 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix
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