Arcan Presents "Pipeworld" Dataflow Computing Interface

Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 13 April 2021 at 12:00 AM EDT. 7 Comments
Arcan, the long running open-source display server built atop a game engine that has embraced technologies like XR/VR and Wayland and claims feature parity with X.Org this week announced their new Pipeworld project.

Arcan is described by its developers as:
Pipeworld combines ‘dataflow‘ programming (like Excel or Userland) with a Zooming-Tiling User Interface (ZUI). It builds dynamic pipelines similarly to (Ultimate Plumber), and leverages most of the gamut of Arcan features — from terminal emulator liberated CLIs and TUIs to dynamic network transparency. It follows many of the principles for a Diverging Desktop Future, particularly towards the idea of making clients simpler and more composable by focusing on interactive “breadboarding” data exchange.

Or it may be easier just showing the video of Pipeworld:

The code is open-source and available via GitHub.

There is also a lengthy write-up on Pipeworld for this "spreadsheet dataflow computing" model via the Arcan blog.
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