I managed to compile the FOX gui toolkit for the Iliad. A small test program seems to run just fine.
FOX is a *very* nice cross-platform (C++ object oriented) gui toolkit. It supports Linux and windows. See: http://www.fox-toolkit.org/fox.html
I compiled it without much problems by using the scratchbox environment described elsewhere in the forum, and ran the program with the modified libX11 that refreshes the screen periodically...
Attached is a screen dump. On the real display it looks smaller, and is not so
beautiful (only 16 gray levels). It is very sharp and readable
If somebody is interested I can try to describe this in more detail.
It's a pity I don't have much spare time... I managed to port Ruby as well.
FXRuby would be cool (if memory permits).