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:
- Python instead of C or C++ - thus avoiding the pain of cross-compiling;
- wxWidgets (either in Python or C/C++) instead of Gtk+ directly, so we can have
the same app in Windows and Unix with NO porting hassles;
Of course there are explendid non-WYSIWYG HTML and website development
software out there. We acknowledge that Screem
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
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.
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
If you want to help, please contact Henrique
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/