Solaris Transition Guide


This section discusses OPEN LOOK Intrinsics ToolKit (OLIT) and XViewTM.


The OPEN LOOK Intrinsics Toolkit (OLIT) is based on Xt Intrinsics. It provides a set of functions common to many widget sets to create, employ, and destroy user interface components for an X environment.


The XView Window Toolkit provides an implementation of the OPEN LOOK Graphical User Interface (GUI) specification. It provides a migration path for SunViewTM applications.

XView uses variable-length attribute-value lists based on varargs to specify objects to be created, such as windows, menus, and scrollbars. This eliminates most of the boilerplate software usually found in procedural interfaces, since the usual behavior is already defined.