OpenGATE: A VAST project
The main purpose of the GATE project is to have a new multi-platform framework for system programming in plain C.
One field of application are background services which are
invisible to the enduser.
Another interesting field are UI administration tools.
“Visual Assistants and System Tools” (VAST) is a new sub-project and part of the GATE framework that brings system code into handy user interfaces.
The new component GATE-UI builds a foundation to create UI apps from GATE code and allows to bring features of the framework closer to the enduser.
It is planned to write a small demo application like a text editor or file explorer that shows which further functions and interfaces are required to be implemented in the UI codebase.
In parallel to the new UI goals,
gatecli is currently in
a redesign process to make it fit for future modules.