[clug] lightweight tool for creating PDA-style Apps

David Cottrill cottrill.david at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 03:14:15 MDT 2009

Has anyone seriously investigated the idea of: XWindows w/out window
manager and running a browser full screen to work as the computer
interface, combined with moving back to tty terminal for serious jobs.

This gives a GUI, basic windowing with tty1-6 and access to all and
sundry through the browser.

A well scripted home page or Webmin (or similar)  would give full
power over the computer with minimal resource usage.

... or did I dream up an answer someone else came up with ten years ago.

I realise this is heavy weight - but still under a gig installed.


2009/8/4 steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>:
> steve jenkin wrote on 29/7/09 11:48 AM:
>> With the advent of cheap/small netbooks - especially with the Google
>> announcement & ARM processors - I'm thinking I can recreate what I loved
>> about the PSION :-)
>> -----------------------------------------------
>> My Question:
>>  Do you know of any lightweight tools suitable for creating PDA-style
>> Apps (good UI tools) on low-powered netbooks??
>> -----------------------------------------------
> Any used, or seen used, 'Inferno'??
> Any comments/warnings?
> Looks 'nice', but why not apparently used a lot?
> Is there some 'gotcha' in the details, or ????
> <http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/index.html>
> <http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/limbo.html>
> <http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/papers/dis.html>
> Comes in free/non-free license.
> Host Operating Systems
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> [and an IE plug-in ;-)]
> A Complete Solution
> "Inferno is not only an operating system, it is also a complete
> development environment, providing all the tools necessary for creating,
> testing and debugging the applications that run within it."
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