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'''PUI''' is the standard GUI engine used in FlightGear, it is part of Plib and is using raw, fixed-pipeline, OpenGL code internally (no OpenSceneGraph). PUI provides a fairly basic, but robust, set of widgets.
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'''PUI''' is the standard GUI engine used in FlightGear, it is part of Plib and is using raw, fixed-pipeline, OpenGL code internally (no OpenSceneGraph). PUI provides a fairly basic, but robust, set of widgets. PUI is also used for rendering the [[Menubar]]:
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However, PUI related OpenGL code is particularly infamous for causing rendering artifacts for people on AMD/ATI and Intel hardware (especially in combination with certain styles and effects/shaders).  
 
However, PUI related OpenGL code is particularly infamous for causing rendering artifacts for people on AMD/ATI and Intel hardware (especially in combination with certain styles and effects/shaders).  
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* [[Integrated Web GUI]] (external, browser-based - fully asynchronous)
 
* [[Integrated Web GUI]] (external, browser-based - fully asynchronous)
 
* [[Howto:Processing legacy PUI dialogs using Canvas]] (internal, using the [[Canvas]] system and a simple [[Nasal]] parser to deal with existing PUI/XML dialogs)
 
* [[Howto:Processing legacy PUI dialogs using Canvas]] (internal, using the [[Canvas]] system and a simple [[Nasal]] parser to deal with existing PUI/XML dialogs)
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Revision as of 07:11, 3 November 2015

Custom-autopilot-dialog.png

PUI is the standard GUI engine used in FlightGear, it is part of Plib and is using raw, fixed-pipeline, OpenGL code internally (no OpenSceneGraph). PUI provides a fairly basic, but robust, set of widgets. PUI is also used for rendering the Menubar:

Menubar2.jpg

However, PUI related OpenGL code is particularly infamous for causing rendering artifacts for people on AMD/ATI and Intel hardware (especially in combination with certain styles and effects/shaders).

PUI is also known to affect rendering performance quite significantly, while also preventing FlightGear from using a more recent version of OpenGL.

In addition, OpenSceneGraph (OSG) can obviously not help optimize any PUI related GL code.

As of late 2015, there is heavy activity towards creating alternatives to PUI: