Agar (or libAgar) is a cross-platform GUI toolkit. Agar provides a base framework and a set of widgets from which graphical applications can be built which run natively under X11, Windows, MacOS X, SDL and others. Agar takes advantage of texture and GPU acceleration wherever available. Agar can also attach to an existing framebuffer, SDL or OpenGL context and operate as a self-contained window-manager. Agar can be compiled with no dependencies (though FreeType is recommended). The API is thread-safe unless documented otherwise.
The set of widgets built into the library are intended to meet the most common needs of applications, but Agar's class registration interface allows new widgets to be deployed quickly. Examples of separate libraries which implement Agar widgets for specific fields include FreeSG, Edacious, ag_math, ag_vg and ag_dev.
Agar is also extensible at the low-level. The low-level API is fully documented (and provides bindings to multiple languages), such that modular drivers can be written which enable Agar applications to work readily under novel platforms and graphics systems.
Agar is free software. Its source code is freely usable and re-usable by everyone under a BSD license, which allows use in commercial applications free of charge. The best available version is 1.5.0.
A quick update of upcoming Agar projects this summer: the 1.6.0 release. A new collaborative website for libagar.org; manreader quick search. Make the documentation available in print (75% done). New integrated debugger & interface builder. New Ada bindings (CORE 90% done, GUI 60% done). More size optimizations; new ports to small-memory machines.
New Ada bindings to Agar-GUI have been committed to The Repository.
Added link to the official Github page: https://github.com/JulNadeauCA/libagar
Updated: Installing Agar on Linux.
Added: valgrind suppression file.
The Agar SVN repository is now automatically mirrored on Github at: https://github.com/JulNadeauCA/libagar
New stable release: agar-1.5.0 (A mild Breeze upon the Brow of the Dead)
The Subversion repository is now accessible via https://dev.csoft.net/agar/trunk.
The MinGW and Visual Studio Installation Guides have been updated.
The Online Manual now displays images; several cosmetic fixes were also applied.
New stable release: agar-1.4.1 (Landscapes of Frozen Methane)