AKFAvatar is a fancy graphical user interface for text oriented applications where an avatar appears on the screen and provides information in a balloon. It also supports recorded audio files. Applications for AKFAvatar can be written in Lua, and there are interfaces for C, Objective C, C++, Free Pascal, and GNU Pascal. A number of ready-to-use applications and modules are provided, including a text viewer and a module that makes question-answer exercises. For POSIX-compatible operating systems there is a man page viewer and a terminal emulator, which makes it possible to run many existing terminal-based programs in this fancy environment.
|Tags||Terminals Terminal Emulators/X Terminals Utilities User Interfaces|
|Implementation||C Pascal Lua|
Release Notes: This release fixes two vulnerabilities, splits the source code for better maintainability, and gives the name sign a 3D effect.
Release Notes: The code was made less dependend on SDL, and there is a new experimantal backend for a Linux framebuffer device (ie. no SDL and no X11 needed). Furthermore, it supports combining Unicode characters. Support for XPM files with more than 256 colors has been fixed.
Release Notes: This is a major update. There are a lot of changes in the APIs, and it uses Lua-5.2 now. The (avatar-)image can now be a header or footer logo. Audio files can be played while loading.
Release Notes: Setting the title/shortname works again. The filechooser now shows files with the system-specific charset.
Release Notes: There are some optimizations and bugfixes. The C-API has changed. There is a new module for miltilingual Lua scripts.