Re: high level application frameworkl

On Jul 24, 2006, at 1:31 PM, Dirk Koopman wrote:

Potentially we are talking 10's or 100's of different forms or screens
here for large scale business systems.

Once upon a time, i set about creating a similar framework. We had a bunch of small-to-medium applications that had very similar structures, and needed very similar GUIs, almost entirely for configuration. We had a set of objects that represented application settings; they were stored in an object that allowed you to query them by path, and which could load and save config files by itself. Another set of modules could extend these objects with methods that created editor widgets, and the main container knew how to arrange the editor widgets in boxes and notebooks.

From what you've described, you want the industrial strength version of that... you describe the data structures and their interactions, and let the code generate the GUI, as opposed to Glade, in which you describe the gui and later code its interactions.

I know of Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory and Gtk2::Ex::DBI as things that roughly do that sort of thing, but i frankly doubt there's anything out there that will fit your needs off the shelf. I'm sure there are plenty of people here who'd be happy to help. :-)

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