The Plan

One of the problems encountered with version 1 was that the configuration for what to display was not separated from the configuration of how to display it. As the application evolved many of the original design modules got integrated. Version 2 is going to develop and test the modules separately.

I also want to move to a message based user interface. I have found Antidote, a subproject of Ant from Apache. Each component, module sends messages to a central message handler and other modules listen for specific types of messages. I think that this type of model will allow for easier extension and customisation. I am still not sure how appropriate Antidote is for this, so I may need to look elsewhere for a framework.

I plan to get a working version of the framework and a demo before I seek assistance from the Open Source community.

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