Linux Journal: Builder Xcessory
Jun 24, 2000, 13:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Hartley)
"Builder Xcessory (BX) is a mature, high-end,
object-oriented-based UNIX GUI development tool for Motif and Java,
released just over a year ago for use on Linux. Along with Code
Fusion from Cygnus, BXPro won Linux Journal's ``Editors Choice''
Award for Best New Application: Software Development in
"In addition to highly intuitive widget layout, BX allows the
- Build components by grouping widgets together and making them
into primary classes, with their own methods and data interfaces,
without the need to compile them into separate shared libraries for
placement on the palette.
- Implement well-organized ways to apply styles for a consistent
look and feel. Many organizations such as government and military
subcontractors have their own strict standards for how a GUI should
look, declaring their own font, color and other conventions for
- Transparently keep code intact while the GUI is undergoing
evolutionary changes. Callback code is not lost when changes to the
GUI are made.
- Invoke and use standard development tools, such as Code Fusion,
Purify, CVS, SGI Developer Magic and others.
- Add new components and widgets on the palette and use them
- Develop C, C++, ViewKit, UIL and Java applications, using
industry-standard Motif and Lesstif. "
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