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ANN: libRUIN project development release 0.1.4

From: Julian Graham
Subject: ANN: libRUIN project development release 0.1.4
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 00:13:36 -0500

Hi everyone,
I am pleased to announce that the libRUIN project has made a new
formal development release, version 0.1.4.

Our project description, from Savannah: libRUIN (Renderer for User
Interfaces in Ncurses) is a rendering library for various XML-based
user interface markup languages (such as Mozilla XUL), using the
Ncurses terminal control library as a rendering target. GNU Guile and
the SDOM Scheme module are used as the "glue" that manages user input
and event handling. An application programmer passes an XML document
(including, potentially, a set of CSS stylesheets) and an Ncurses
WINDOW structure, and libRUIN paints the WINDOW according to the
markup and CSS; the programmer may subsequently pass Ncurses-style
input strings to that WINDOW via libRUIN, and libRUIN will handle the
resulting event flows.

This release features the addition of a working automatic table layout
algorithm, greatly increasing the utility of the renderer when it
comes to documents of any significant complexity.  The newest versions
of the supporting Scheme modules SCSS and SDOM have been integrated,
allowing for Unicode support and automatic detection of XML dialect.
A pesky race on Guile's GC that caused some annoying rendering
corruption has been pinned down and fixed.  More tests have been added
to the test suite from the W3C's CSS2.1 test suite.  A bunch of
smaller fixes have been made, as well: See the NEWS file and the
ChangeLogs included in the distribution for a detailed list of

For more information, swing by or check
out our project page on Savannah, at -- you can pick up the
release from the downloads section.

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