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libRUIN (Renderer for User Interfaces in Ncurses) is a rendering library for various XML-based user interface markup languages (such
libRUIN (Renderer for User Interfaces in Ncurses) is a rendering library for various XML-based user interface markup languages (such as XHTML or Mozilla XUL). libRUIN is using the Ncurses terminal control library as a rendering target.
GNU Guile and the SDOM Scheme module are used as the "glue" that manages user input and event handling (as such, event handlers must currently be written in Guile Scheme; support for ECMAscript event handlers is being considered for inclusion).
An application programmer passes an XML document (including, potentially, a set of CSS stylesheets) and an Ncurses WINDOW structure, and libRUIN paints the WINDOW according to the markup and CSS; the programmer may subsequently pass Ncurses-style input strings to that WINDOW via libRUIN, and libRUIN will handle the resulting event flows.
What's New in This Release:
This release includes significant improvements over 0.1.2, including, but not limited to improved text layout and rendering, Mac OS X support, numerous CSS inheritance fixes, support for CSS pseudo-classes, and proper handling for terminal resizing.
There's also an expanded suite of examples that demonstrate libRUIN's XHTML rendering capabilities.
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