July 21, 2003
The Flui Project

Joe Rinehart from clearsoftware.net has just released Flui, a GUI interface for Flash applications or in other words: Windows for Flash. It looks very clean and feels smooth. It's free for non-commercial purposes and non-profit organizations.

Posted at July 21, 2003 12:22 PM | Further reading

have you had much of a chance to look Flui over? how does it compare to WACK? any plans to update WACK?

Posted by: matt cram on July 21, 2003 07:46 PM

I did not look how the programming of flui is done and how easy it is to customize it. WACK is ... waiting for me to spend a few days with it and implement all the proposals from the forum and remove some bugs. Maybe in my holidays I will find the time.

Posted by: Mario Klingemann on July 21, 2003 07:50 PM

On customization:

The core components .swf (/corecomponents/fluiComponents.swf in the dev kit) that provide windowing, menus, forms, etc are all just "shell" classes, they don't actually contain any artwork or graphics. Instead, they load appropriate clips contained in the fluiKit.fla file, so you can pretty much edit these to your heart's content. The one limitation I've found I imposed on myself is that, for now, windows need to be "square" because of their use of dynamic masking, etc. However, I think that by putting a simple mask on top of the entire window clip, you could probably fashion a custom-shaped window, and by using the onResize() handler, write your own custom sizing function.


I like WACK but, like FlashOS 2, got tired of waiting for it so I started coding Flui when a knee injury took me away from my cycling team for a few months.

What ever happened to J:ACK, anyhow?

Posted by: joe (flui author) on July 24, 2003 03:04 PM
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