is a standalone application environment run from the Inferno console
in a native environment.
It directly uses the
device and either keyboard or Infrared,
and cannot be run under
It is included in this release only as an example of the use of the Prefab graphics
module described by
The simpler style of graphics and interaction provided by Prefab and
might be more appropriate than Tk
on devices that use infrared remote control
for interaction, such as televisions,
or devices with limited screen space, such as pocket devices or portable telephones.
produces a menu derived from the configuration file
Each line in the file has three fields, separated by
of the following form:
is the name of a bitmap file to displayed in the menu alongside the textual
(which is the rest of the line).
When the item is selected, as described below,
runs the Dis file
The following applications are available:
a scrolling `ticker tape' along the bottom of the screen.
Movies: select a film from a menu of categories
Today's Newspaper: on-screen newspapers
Internet Web Browser: simplistic web browser
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can be controlled using an infrared device, but for demonstration purposes
the infrared is emulated using the keyboard (see
The following are the common controls:
cursor left; rewind
cursor right; fast forward
return to main menu leaving application running; recall