GINF: Ginf Is Not FrontPage(TM)
GINF is a website creation software for the Linux platform, in the lines of Netscape Composer and Microsoft FrontPage. You don't need to know any HTML to create Web pages with GINF; instead you can just type in the text and format it with the buttons and menus.

GINF v1 uses the GTK+ 1.x widget set for the front-end, and the GtkHTML library for HTML rendering. GINF v2, in early stages of development, will use GTK+ 2 and will add many of the features you people have been asking for ;-)

UPDATE (23.aug.2003): the project can go on new directions, depending on YOUR opinions. We now plan to make GINF cross-platform and fight the real FrontPage(tm) and rival GoLive(tm) and Dreamweaver(tm) in their own battlefield. To achieve this, we are thinking on using more portable resources:

Of course there are explendid non-WYSIWYG HTML and website development software out there. We acknowledge that Screem, Quanta+ and BlueFish are mature, polished programs, each of them with some features we really like (and we also have the dead Goblin code to fiddle with...). We plan to "import" the best of them into GINF. Another idea is to make GINF a companion program (or plugin) to them, being Screem+GINF the most natural choice.

GINF v1 was originally developed by Jaidev and N. Deepak as a term project during their engineering graduation. It was featured in Linux Magazine, Japan, in October 2002. GINF v1 is listed at Freshmeat (hey guys you need to update that entry...) and registered for the GNOME project. GINF v2 is a complete rewrite being developed by the community.

Help Wanted!

We need GTK and GtkHTML developers to carry on GINF development. If you are desperate for a robust Visual Website Builder and don't believe the other similar programs for Linux will ever be usable, this is the way to go.

If you want to help, please contact Henrique Cesar Ulbrich (hatredman).


Here is a screenshot of GINF v1 (25 kB)
Soon we will have a GINF v2 screenshot.


GINF is released under the GNU General Public Licence, version 2. You can find a copy of the licence in the ginf/doc/ directory.
© GINF developers, Henrique Cesar Ulbrich, N Deepak 2000-04. Terms of use.