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by sheridan3003 (Beadle)
on Jun 27, 2002 at 14:10 UTC ( #177711=modulereview: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Item Description: A curses base User Interface framework

Review Synopsis:

I had to write a configuration utility for an embedded appliance that would not have a monitor attached to it.

In looking around I found the Curses::UI module from CPAN.

The ability and power of this module is amazing it enabled me to create popup windows, textentry fields, radio button boxes, allow the user to read files. All from a serial console.

This is done with a few simple instructions. Once you create the initial $cui object everything else ties into it.

I was also able to easily break my code down into objects that were their own windows. From the driver code I am able to tell the objects to draw themselves and the correct page appears.

This module has been invaluable in speeding up my development of a text base user interface to enable customers to configure these machines. I would encourage anyone who is working with a server that needs to setup a simple menu system to control your machine to investigate Curses::UI.

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Re: Curses::UI
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 14, 2007 at 02:56 UTC
    I used curses beetween 1989 and 1994 in C. Since 1996 I started to use a lot of perl. And recently I had to offer a simple UI on terminal screen to one of my client. I remembered the C curses library and check if someone had developed it in perl. And then I found the Curses::UI modules. What a great job. The result is amazing. By curiosity I looked at the code and it confirmed me the developper who have done it are veryy serious because it's pretty well done. Congratulations
Re: Curses::UI
by asphyx (Initiate) on Oct 13, 2008 at 04:31 UTC
    Is Curses::UI working on Win32 platforms? I'm unable to bind keys using the latest build of this module ...
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