is a Software Elephant that can be many things to many people depending on what part of the body they grab:
It's an evolving collection of vector-graphic tools for educational, scientific, and pre-production use.
It's a GUI toolkit based on the original lightweight glyphs of
applications based on the
, as well as a
as defined by
, et.al.. (see
It has a
with a simple-as-you-can-get parenthesis-based syntax and innovative constructs for dataflow expressions and drawing editor control.
's ACE toolkit, and it's a DistributedComponentEnvironment
for developing hybrid viewer/server applications.
's Fresco (see
) toolkit (future possibility), and it's a cross-platform GUI toolkit with unique vector-graphic capability.
It might be a good starting point for the infinite canvas of
. Or a graphics-oriented white-board conferencing system. Or a ... (add your idea here).
environment ala Tgif.
It's a museum piece of
, a trove of prior-art stretching back to 1986 for convenient patent immunity.
It supports the
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