Terminal Interface Construction KIT


Tickit is a high-level toolkit for creating full-screen terminal-based interactive programs. It allows programs to be written in an abstracted way, working with a tree of widget objects, to represent the layout of the interface and implement its behaviours.

Its supported terminal features includes a rich set of rendering attributes (bold, underline, italic, 256-colours, etc), support for mouse including wheel and position events above the 224th column and arbitrary modified key input via libtermkey (all of these will require a supporting terminal as well). It also supports having multiple instances and non-blocking or asynchronous control.

At the current version, this is a Perl distribution which contains and XS and C implementation of the lower levels (Tickit::Term and Tickit::Pen), and implements the higher levels (Tickit::Window and Tickit::Widget) in pure perl. The XS parts are supported by libtickit, either from the installed library, or using a bundled copy compiled at build time. It is intended that eventually the Window layer will be rewritten in XS and C instead.

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