Thanks for using our service, your message has been sent to +31628672599. > --- Actual message sent using SMS --- email from: "j.w. bizzaro" <bizzaro at geoserve.net>: Re: [Pipet Devel] Re: Ideas for network distributed objects > --- Bodytext delivered in separate SMS messages --- (1/10) jarl van katwijk wrote: > > > Jarl, what do you think about Loci's idea of using XML for GUI > > representations? > > Hmm? Please explain, I can't pinpo (2/10) int what you're trying to say. Here's the short and simple: The user sets the parameters for nodes via some kind of interface. The interface is describ (3/10) ed via an XML akin to the HTML forms generated by CGI programs. It's much quicker than other ways to transfer G/UIs. Plus, the XML can be combined to g (4/10) enerate more elaborate GUIs. Here is a Gtk GUI in GLADE XML as an example of how complex GUIs can be made with XML: <widget> <class>GtkWindow</class> < (5/10) name>window1</name> <title>window1</title> <type>GTK_WINDOW_TOPLEVEL</type> <position>GTK_WIN_POS_NONE</position> <allow_shrink>True</allow_shrink> <all (6/10) ow_grow>True</allow_grow> <auto_shrink>False</auto_shrink> <widget> <class>GtkFixed</class> <name>fixed1</name> <widget> <class>GtkButton</class> <name> (7/10) button1</name> <x>32</x> <y>16</y> <width>112</width> <height>40</height> <can_focus>True</can_focus> <label>button1</label> </widget> </widget> </widge (8/10) t> Notice the heirarchy of widgets. NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT: The heirarchy of nodes in a subnet, plus the XML descriptions of their interfaces, can be us (9/10) ed to arrange widgets and construct a GUI! This is all in the Loci archives where we discussed 'composited GUIs' and 'constructing the command-line'. I (10/10) 'll certainly be talking more about this later, as it is a major design feature of Loci. Cheers. Jeff - +----------------------------------+ | > --- End of message --- PLEASE NOTE: Because of the limitations of Short Messages (length max 160 characters) we will only send the subject field of your email to the GSM phone. All data in the body of the message will be lost, unless the recipient has set the receiption of bodytekst to ON. For more information call Dutchtone customer care Dutchtone Email SMS Service. NOTE: This message is an automatic delivery report. If you did not send your email to a 'Dutchtone' mailbox, the original addressee probably has an invalid mail forwarding rule installed. You could help us to stop sending unwanted reports by telling your addressee to forward his mail to (GSMnumber)@gsm-notificatie.wanadoo.nl instead of (GSMnumber)@gsm.wanadoo.nl. No delivery confirmation messages will be auto-sent using that mailbox.