An app written in C without any dependencies is streaming pixels back to drawterm using 9p.
Imagine hosting these tiny applications online, and using drawterms to connect and use them. This is the true web app.
The applications themselves won't include any rendering libraries like SDL, but stream responses to libdraw queries.
@neauoire "Imagine hosting these tiny applications online, and using drawterms to connect and use them"
careful what you wish for
@syntacticsugarglider I was thinking more like, I'll have my tools on a pi serving them locally or remotely.
@syntacticsugarglider yeah, also just trying not to have any big includes in the apps themselves but instead build leaner little clients for them that are platform specific.
@neauoire I think the closest analog would be VNC, though you'll probably get better compression by avoiding having to send every pixel to the client. Having a generic graphical thin client for a number of applications does sound pretty awesome though, if it could be made to work on less than perfect networks.
Having the possibility to use a remote resource is legitimately useful, but, well libdraw by itself won't be enough. The web has some important accessibility features.
If the application really needs to run remotely, I'd prefer to export a well documented 9P file tree that can be controlled by a locally running GUI, or even with no GUI.
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