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    anyone using GLUT's MUI?

    I noticed that GLUT comes with a simple
    but effective widget collection called MUI.

    Took me a while to figure out how to use it due to the total absence of documentation. Its pretty good for light UI work (a few control buttons for your scene). But all my searches for documentation or code samples (beyond the 3 in the GLUT dist) came up dry.

    Is everyone using some other toolkit for this sort of work?

    Would a short MUI HOWTO be welcome?

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    Re: anyone using GLUT's MUI?

    MUI is a dead, undocumented hack. You should look elsewhere for similar functionality. I haven't tried it, but be sure to check out PUI by Steve Baker: http://plib.sourceforge.net/pui/

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    Re: anyone using GLUT's MUI?

    >Is everyone using some other toolkit for this sort of work?

    If only. There are no other GLUT toolkits that don't require C++.

    >Would a short MUI HOWTO be welcome?

    There already is some documentation out there, but there are caveats.

    A google search finds this:
    http://www.cs.csustan.edu/~rsc/CS3600F01/FrontStuff.pdf

    In particular, see chapter 10.
    http://www.cs.csustan.edu/~rsc/CS3600F01/Events.pdf

    As well as this:
    http://www.cs.csustan.edu/~rsc/SDSU/MUI.User.Guide.pdf

    However, beware the dark side of MUI.
    http://sjbaker.org/steve/omniv/mui_pui_glui.html

    And don't forget the patch or your program might crash:
    http://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~meshko/cs155/hw6/mui-patch

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    Re: anyone using GLUT's MUI?

    I just started using GLUI, a nice UI toolkit written at UNC. It is portable and just requires GLUT. It does require C++, but most GUI toolkits naturally do.
    http://www.cs.unc.edu/~rademach/glui/

    Eric

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