Wednesday, March 01, 2006

[AoyW] The SVG Terminal for Firefox Gets Better

Ok, it's just a little bit better, but the new release of our SVG Terminal does text highlighting when you drag your mouse on a text field. And we've given the demo app that comes with it a shape palette, mimicking the UI of a drawing app.

To recap, the SVG Terminal is a module for Firefox 1.5, and a simple protocol, that enables apps to deliver evolving vector graphics views on network screens and fine-grained interactivity with users. It directs all user input from the browser to the app/service, which sends updates as SVG fragments to the browser. (You could think of it as X Windows for XML.)

It's designed for apps running on a mobile device which need to present a sophisticated UI on nearby screens via wi-fi, and apps which need to drive multiple network screens with graphical scenes in near-real-time.

And hey, if you like what we're doing, please blog us!

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 7:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this thing has great potential for solving many, many, cross-platform UI problems for scientific computing.
Looking forward to new developments and examples to build on for Linux.

 
At Tuesday, May 02, 2006 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Tim said...

I've only just found your site and blog, but it looks REALLY exciting. If I've understood right the always on me shareable workspace idea is just what I've wanted for years. (I'm not a techie, so don't understand half what you say, but I can see the potential!)

 

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