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Re: gnustep compared to other toolkits

From: Mathias . Picker
Subject: Re: gnustep compared to other toolkits
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 10:34:31 +0200 (CEST)

I'm emphatically opposed to these ideas!

There are more than enough windows look-alikes, no reaseon to make
gnustep into another one.

The ui has a clean, simple design. the menu system protected nextstep 
against the toolbar-ism of many other guis. Read any solid usability
paper, icons can be very good if you have 5 to 8, but if you need more,
use text.

Also, the idea of just leaving the document window on screen if another
app has the input focus gives me more screen space. I would be _glad_ if
my now cluttered "desktop" had some of the cleanliness my nextstep one
had. Why would I need to see the menu of some application I'm not

Just my two bits.


On 21 Jun, Helge Hess wrote:
> Stefan Urbanek wrote:
>> Also to make GNUstep apps more KDE-like, it may be interesting to
>> have menus attached to windows or to have menubar on top of the
>> screen (as on mac). GNUstep apps would not look like aliens.
> I would like that as well, as in my understanding the
> window-manager/menu/active-window problems would go away then (eg with
> Exceed/NT).
> I also like the idea for GS as a X-platform toolkit (eg OpenStep/NT
> also looked almost like Win and eg also had menues attached at the
> top).
> Greetings
>   Helge
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