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Re: GNUstep on MS Windows

From: Damien Genet
Subject: Re: GNUstep on MS Windows
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 23:35:12 +0100

Le ven 05/12/2003 à 00:11, Alex Perez a écrit :
> GNUstep developers need to set aside their *PERSONAL* preferences for a 
> second and realize that a cohesive toolkit environment is something that 
> normal Windows users expect. This is reasonable. Just because you 
> don't happen to like Windows's GDI toolkit doesn't mean that UI 
> cohesiveness should automatically be sacrificed. GNUstep will never be 
> more than a toy on Windows if (eventually, not necessarily immediately) it 
> doesn't use native or pseudo-native widgets.


> Starting with Windows XP, there is 
> native draw-level theming within the OS. XP Also supports "native" Windows 
> 2000-esque draw-level themes. the Windows XP GDI extensions should 
> probably be natively supported for basic widgets. The worst offender, by 
> far and as it currently stands now, are horizontal menus under Windows 
> 2000.

Here is some doc about Windows theming interface :

Gtk-Wimp (http://gtk-wimp.sourceforge.net/) seems to be using it, and
emulating the Windows widget drawing when the theme engine is not

To reach better integration, using native dialogs, like open file, would
also increase the experience, as already noted on this discussion.



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