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InterViews is a system for building and using interactive software. Written in C++, InterViews provides a set of C++ class libraries with high-level abstractions for implementing interactive programs. InterViews includes specific support for resolution-independent graphics, sophisticated document formatting, and graphical connectivity. InterViews currently runs on top of the X window system.
Here is a summary of key InterViews features:

  • Native C++
  • Glyphs - lightweight, shareable objects
  • Sophisticated layout objects
  • Resolution-independent graphics, printing, overlays
  • Incremental update, double-buffering
  • Graphical editing framework
  • Apps: drawing editor, WYSIWYG document editor, interface builder
The InterViews development will not continue past the current version; author Mark Linton is concentrating his efforts on the X Consortium Fresco project, which should show up in X11R6.

InterViews is extended and evolved into ivtools.

Current Version:   3.2a

License Type:   Free and Copyrighted

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