MaXX Vue

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Introduction

MaXX Vue is a collection of modern C++ extensions to MaXX ViewKlass, a SGI ViewKit compatible implementation. MaXX Vue main  focus is on providing components for building modern visual and interactive applications. Secondly, MaXX Vue provides components for easy integration of MaXX Links (messaging), MaXX GPES (general purpose execution service) and MaXX Settings (configuration management).

GitLab

MaXX Vue source code and build instruction can be accessed on our public GitLab repository.

Features

  • Modern abstraction to rendering surfaces, shaders, framebuffers and composers with alpha blending (hardware accelerated)
  • Implementation of many popular software patterns suitable for visual/interactive application development :Observer, Observable, Controller, Presenter, View & ViewModel
  • New Components such as : Scale, SpinButton, ThumbWheel, SpringBox, TabStack
  • SGI inspired Components: ColorChooserDialog, FileSelectionBoxDialog, DropPocket, Pathname
  • Modern OpenGL 3.3+ rendering back-end plugin
  • Vulkan rendering back-end plugin
  • Image Viewer kit
  • New Vector/OGL based icon view (fm and iconCatalog)
  • MaXX Settings User Preferences Components
  • New MsgApplication and MsgService Components (supports local and remote distributed computing)

Documentation

  • IRIS Viewkit 2.1 Programmer's Guide [online]
  • MaXX Desktop Software Patterns Document [online]

Vue Components Overview

  • Core Kit
  • Utility Kit
  • Pattern Kit
  • Concurrency Kit
  • UI Kit (SGI Widgets and new Surface/canvas)
  • Preview Kit (file preview)
  • IconView Kit (vector icon, layouts and scenegraph)
  • Imaging Kit
  • Rendering / OpenGL Kit
  • Rendering / Vulkan Kit
  • Performer Kit
  • Open Inventor Kit
  • Audio Kit
  • Media Kit
  • MSettings Client (API)
  • User Preference Kit

image-1611851879030.pngComponent Diagrams

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Widgets

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FileSelectionBox (SGI FSB)

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Scales and Tick Scale

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Color Chooser

 

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Class Diagrams

Here's the proposed UX Pattern Strategy.