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Dave Yeo

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OpenZinc
« on: May 14, 2015, 07:07:19 am »
Found this, openzinc.com. To quote,
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OpenZinc is a multiplatform C++ Graphic User Interface based on the commercial products Zinc Application Frameworks version 1.0 through 4.2. This code base is now being made available as a free open source project
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The first of these is portability, both among operating systems and compilers. The OpenZinc code can potentially provide GUI interfaces in DOS Text, DOS Graphics, 16 bit Windows, 32 bit Windows, OS/2, Macintosh 68K, Macintosh PPC, Any X Windows system supporting Motif, NextStep and Curses. The framework can also be compiled on virtually any C++ compiler from legacy compilers to the latest releases.

Also includes a visual designer. The screenshots are interesting.
Released under the LGPL

R.M. Klippstein

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Re: OpenZinc
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 03:08:48 pm »
VERY interesting Dave, Thank for posting.

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Re: OpenZinc
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 10:38:30 pm »
I want to try it out. Thank you for shareing.

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Re: OpenZinc
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 12:09:27 am »
Thanks for the info Dave. I just made a quick entry on EDM/2 about it:
http://www.edm2.com/index.php/OpenZinc

But this is also interesting, I didn't knew about it for OS/2, but if someone has an older version of it, it can also help that project.
http://openzinc.com/How_You_Can_Help.html

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How You Can Help

The initial goals of Open Zinc are to preserve the code base and to adapt it to current operating systems and compilers. The Open Zinc project has permission to release all legacy code and documentationon through version 4.2. Unfortunately, the project lacks some of this material. If anyone has a copy of missing older code or documentation please contact us and provide us a copy. Material that we currently lack includes all version 2.x code and documetation, version 3.6 code and the NextStep key for version 4.2. If anyone has any of this missing material PLEASE make it available to the project. You can upload files to info@OpenZinc.org . Any printed documentation can be nondestructively OCRed and returned to you at our cost, please contact us at info@OpenZinc.org for instructions.

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