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Description

The FINAL CUT is a C++ class library and widget toolkit with full mouse support for creating a text-based user interface. The library supports the programmer to develop an application for the text console. It allows the simultaneous handling of multiple text windows on the screen.

The structure of the Qt framework was originally the inspiration for the C++ class design of FINAL CUT. It provides common controls like dialog boxes, push buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, input lines, list boxes, status bars and so on.

Programming language: C++
Tags: C++     Widget-toolkit     Termcap     Tui     Console     Dialog    
Latest version: v0.6.0

README

[FINAL CUT](logo/svg/finalcut-logo.svg)

Library for creating terminal applications with text-based widgets

The FINAL CUT is a C++ class library and widget toolkit with full mouse support for creating a text-based user interface. The library supports the programmer to develop an application for the text console. It allows the simultaneous handling of multiple text windows on the screen.

The structure of the Qt framework was originally the inspiration for the C++ class design of FINAL CUT. It provides common controls like dialog boxes, push buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, input lines, list boxes, status bars and so on.

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Installation

> git clone git://github.com/gansm/finalcut.git
> cd finalcut
> autoreconf --install --force
> ./configure --prefix=/usr
> make
> su -c "make install"

Supported platforms

  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • NetBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • macOS
  • Cygwin
  • Solaris

First steps

See the [first steps](doc/first-steps.md#first-steps-with-the-final-cut-widget-toolkit) documentation for information on how to use the library.

Some screenshots

The FFileDialog widget with incremental file name search:

[FFileDialog](doc/fileopen-dialog.png)

The Final Cut FProgressbar widget:

[FProgressbar](doc/progress-bar.png)

Scrollable text in the FTextView widget:

[FTextView](doc/textview.png)

The Mandelbrot set example:

[Mandelbrot set](doc/Mandelbrot.png)

newfont

A [graphical text font](fonts/) for X11 and the Linux console.

[ui example in newfont mode](doc/newfont1.png)

Newfont drive symbols:

[drive symbols](doc/newfont2.png)

The calculator example in newfont mode:

[calculator](doc/calculator.png)

Virtual terminal

FINAL CUT uses a virtual terminal to print character via an update method on the screen. It provides (as an overlying layer) virtual windows for the realization of window movements. The update methods only transfer differences to the virtual terminal or physical screen.

print(...) printf(...) │ │ ╔════════════════════════[ vterm ]════════════════════════╗ │ ║createVTerm() ║ │ ║ ┌ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ┐ ║ │ ║ ║ │ ║ │ restoreVTerm(x,y,w,h) │ ║ │ ┌───────╨────[ vwin ]────────────┐ ║ │ │createArea(area) │ └ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ┘ ║ │ │ │ ║ │ │ │ ║ └──┼────────► putArea(area) ────► ║ │ │ ║ │ putArea(x,y,area) ────► ║ │ │ ║ │ ◄──── getArea(x,y,area) ║ │ │ ║ │ │ ║ │ │ ║ │ resizeArea(area)│ ║ └───────╥────────────────────────┘ ║ ║ ║ ║ │ resizeVTerm()║ ╚═══════▼═════════════════════════════════════════════════╝ │ │ putVTerm() └──────────────────► updateTerminalLine(y) updateTerminal() │ ▼ ┌───────────────┐ │ output_buffer │ └───────────────┘ │ │ flushOutputBuffer() │ and putchar(char) ▼ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▌ ▐ ▌ screen ▐ ▌ ───────────── ▐ ▌ real terminal ▐ ▌ ▐ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀███▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ ███ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

Class digramm

1┌──────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FTermFreeBSD │ : └──────────────┘ : 1┌──────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FTermOpenBSD │ : └──────────────┘ : 1┌────────────────┐ ┌───────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FTermDetection │ ┌────┤ FKeyEvent │ : └────────────────┘ │ └───────────┘ : 1┌────────────────┐ │ ┌─────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FTermcapQuirks │ ├────┤ FMouseEvent │ : └────────────────┘ │ └─────────────┘ : 1┌────────────────┐ │ ┌─────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FTermXTerminal │ ├────┤ FWheelEvent │ : └────────────────┘ │ └─────────────┘ : 1┌──────────┐ │ ┌─────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FTermcap │ ├────┤ FFocusEvent │ : └──────────┘ │ └─────────────┘ : 1┌──────────┐ │ ┌─────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FTermios │ ├────┤ FAccelEvent │ : └──────────┘ │ └─────────────┘ : 1┌───────────────┐ │ ┌──────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FColorPalette │ ├────┤ FResizeEvent │ : └───────────────┘ │ └──────────────┘ : 1┌───────────┐ │ ┌────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FOptiMove │ ├────┤ FShowEvent │ : └───────────┘ │ └────────────┘ : 1┌───────────┐ │ ┌────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FOptiAttr │ ├────┤ FHideEvent │ : └───────────┘ │ └────────────┘ : 1┌───────────┐ │ ┌─────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FKeyboard │ ├────┤ FCloseEvent │ : └───────────┘ │ └─────────────┘ : 1┌───────────────┐ │ ┌─────────────┐ ┌-----------┤ FMouseControl │ ├────┤ FTimerEvent │ : └───────────────┘ │ └─────────────┘ : 1┌─────────┐ │ ┌-----------┤ FSystem │ │ : └─────────┘ │ : ┌─────────┐ │ : ┌--------┤ FString │ │ ┌──────────────┐ : : └─────────┘ │ ┌────┤ FApplication │ : : *┌────────┐ │ │ └──────────────┘ : ┌--------┤ FPoint │ │ │ ┌────────┐ : : └────────┘ │ ├────┤ FLabel │ : : *┌───────┐ │ │ └────────┘ : ┌--------┤ FRect │ │ │ ┌───────────┐ : : └───────┘ │ ├────┤ FLineEdit │ : : *┌───────┐ │ │ └───────────┘ : ┌--------┤ FSize │ │ │ ┌──────────┐ : : └───────┘ │ ├────┤ FSpinBox │ :1 :1 │ │ └──────────┘ ┌─┴──┴──┐ │ │ ┌─────────┐ │ FTerm │ │ ├────┤ FButton │ └───┬───┘ ┌────────┐ │ │ └─────────┘ :1 │ FEvent │◄─────┘ │ ┌──────────────┐ ┌──────────────┐ ┌───┴────┐ └────┬───┘ ├────┤ FButtonGroup │ ┌──┤ FRadioButton │ │ FVTerm │◄──┐ :1 │ └──────────────┘ │ └──────────────┘ └────────┘ │ ┌────┴────┐ │ ┌───────────────┐ │ ┌───────────┐ ├────┤ FWidget │◄───────┼────┤ FToggleButton │◄─┼──┤ FCheckBox │ ┌─────────┐ │ └─────────┘ │ └───────────────┘ │ └───────────┘ │ FObject │◄──┘ │ ┌──────────────┐ │ ┌─────────┐ └─────────┘ ├────┤ FProgressbar │ └──┤ FSwitch │ │ └──────────────┘ └─────────┘ │ ┌────────────┐ ├────┤ FScrollbar │ │ └────────────┘ │ ┌───────────┐ ├────┤ FTextView │ │ └───────────┘ ┌─────────────┐1 │ ┌──────────┐1 *┌──────────────┐ │ FTermBuffer ├----------------------├────┤ FListBox ├-------┤ FListBoxItem │ └─────────────┘ │ └──────────┘ └──────────────┘ │ 1┌───────────┐1 *┌───────────────┐ ├────┤ FListView ├------┤ FListViewItem │ │ └───────────┘ └───────────────┘ │ ┌─────────────┐ ├────┤ FScrollView │ │ └─────────────┘ │ ┌────────────┐1 *┌────────────┐ │ ┌──┤ FStatusBar ├-----┤ FStatusKey │ │ │ └────────────┘ └────────────┘ │ │ │ ▼ ┌─────────────┐ ┌───┴─┴───┐ ┌─────────┐ ┌──┤ FFileDialog │ │ FWindow │◄─┤ FDialog │◄──┤ └─────────────┘ └──┬──┬───┘ └─────────┘ │ ┌─────────────┐ ▲ ▲ └──┤ FMessageBox │ │ │ └─────────────┘ │ │ ┌──────────┐ │ └──────┤ FToolTip │ │ └──────────┘ └───────────────┐ ┌──────────┐ │ ┌───┤ FMenuBar │ ┌───────────┐ └──────┤ └──────────┘ │ FMenuList │◄──────────┤ ┌───────┐ └────┬──────┘ └───┤ FMenu │◄──┐ :1 └───────┘ │ : ┌─────────────────┐ │ : │ FDialogListMenu ├───┘ : └─────────────────┘ └--------------------------------┐ : ┌────────────────┐* : ┌────┴─────┐ ┌──┤ FCheckMenuItem ├---┘ │FMenuItem │◄─┤ └────────────────┘ : └──────────┘ │ ┌────────────────┐* : └──┤ FRadioMenuItem ├---┘ └────────────────┘

License

GNU Lesser General Public License Version 3

Frequently Asked Questions

For general questions about FINAL CUT, likely the answer is already included in the [FAQ](doc/faq.md#frequently-asked-questions).

Please send bug reports to

https://github.com/gansm/finalcut/issues


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the FINAL CUT README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.