Nautilus In Spec

Mentor: Stéphane Ducasse
Second mentor:
Level: Intermediate
Invited students: Benjamin Van Ryseghem
Students interested: Sergij Skytyba, Benjamin Van Ryseghem(lightly)


Nautilus is the new default browser for Pharo3.0. But because the UI is fully platform dependent, it can not be used in other dialects (contrary to OB by example).
The goal is to migrate the entire Nautilus UI to a Spec based version, ti be able to export Nautilus.

Technical Details

Currently Nautilus is fully written using Morphic (and even have its own morphic widgets). The idea is to redefine the existing UI using Spec, rethink the way interaction between sub widget is done,
and provide a way to statically describe Nautilus UI.

Benefits to the Student

The student will acquire knowledge about Morphic. He will also learn how Spec is working and its mechanisms for event propagation as well as widget static description. He will also learn how to define new Spec widgets and how to link them to already existing Morphic widgets.

Benefits to the Community

The community will benefit of a more modular UI for Nautilus (since every one can then specify its one Nautilus UI), as well as a browser which may be used in different dialects.

Updated: 10.4.2013