software OS4 : ProAction - ARexx Host Based Language Agnostic GUIServer
posted by broadblues on 27-Jul-2012 16:20:23 (3413 reads)
I'm pleased to announce the release of my new application, ProAction!
It's purpose is to provide script authors with a mechanism for creating GUIs based on the Reaction / BOOPSI toolkit. (Hence the name, sorry bad pun )
It uses an unique two way ARexx system, with the script sending commands to ProAction, and ProAction sending commands back to the script to reflect the user interaction with the GUI. As such it can be used via any scripting language that can send ARexx commands and supports creating an ARexx port, eg python using the arexx.so module, or ARexx (with rexxsupport.library).
The interface builds up the GUI with commands very similar to the underlying Intuition commands and uses a TagList based system. There are something in excess of 1500 tags defined in the system includes (not all GUI related) and ProAction will support as many as possible, but it's quite a big job!