[AG-TECH] AG on the iPhone, anyone?

Christoph Willing c.willing at uq.edu.au
Tue Jun 10 18:16:16 CDT 2008

On 11/06/2008, at 7:01 AM, Brad Knowles wrote:

> Douglas Kosovic wrote:
>> I don't think the existing MacOS X AG port will be of much use at  
>> the moment on an iPhone port. If I'm not mistaken, the iPhone only  
>> supports Cocoa and not the legacy MacOS/MacOS X Carbon API, so  
>> wxPython (used by the AGTk GUI) and Tcl/Tk (used by vic & rat)  
>> would first need to be ported to Cocoa.
> Ouch.  Yes -- I was assuming that the development tools and  
> toolkits were already Cocoa-native, and that relatively little  
> additional work needed to be done to update them to work with the  
> modified APIs for the Cocoa Touch iPhone user interface.

Further to other email about alternate VenueClient interfaces, the  
(_non_ wxPython) example demonstrated at the Retreat is available at:
(just over 400 lines of code if I recall correctly i.e. not a  
lifetime's work!)

The point is not that a new GUI need be immersive as that example  
mentions, rather that the AG code itself is independent of the GUI  
toolkit i.e wxPython isn't needed if designing a new GUI - some other  
Cocoa supported drawing toolkit could be used.

This doesn't help with vic & rat though...


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