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Introduction

MaXXvue is a collection of modern C++ extensions to MaXXviewklass, a SGI ViewKit compatible implementation. MaXXvue main  focus is on providing components for building modern visual and interactive applications. Secondly, MaXXvue provides components for easy integration of MaXXlinks (messaging and inter-process communication), MaXXgpes (general purpose execution service) and MaXXsettings (configuration management).

GitLab

MaXXvue 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]
  • MaXXdesktop 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
  • MaXXsettings 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.

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Here's a real case scenario with MouseSettings User Preferences Panel

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Coding, Architecture and design related discussions are hosted on our Slack workspace. Join us

 

Work in progress... Feel free to share with us an idea or feedback. Come back soon :)

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