Wanted - GUI Wrapper for Text-Based Java Applications
Tuesday, 29 July 2003
I've got a simple console-based (i.e., text interface) Java application that I'd like to expose via Java Web Start or as an Applet. I can't, however, because System.in and System.out aren't attached to anything useful, so my application runs invisibly and can't collect any input.
What I need is a simple wrapper application that creates a basic text i/o frame that looks like stdin/stdout to my application's main method. (Or, failing that, to a custom
main(String args, InputStream stdin, PrintStream stdout, PrintStream stderr)
I believe such an application would have fairly broad utility. A web search finds quite a few elaborate telnet/ssh oriented terminal emulators, which one might be able to pare down to what I'm looking for, but it seems like someone would have already tackled this problem. Lazy web to the rescue?