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Re: Renaissance


From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: Re: Renaissance
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 05:26:19 -0800 (PST)

Calvin,

--- Calvin Mitchell <address@hidden> wrote:
> Rather than create a separate graphical editor, why
> not get Gorm to output Renaissance files on demand??

Renaissance provides a way for users to create model files using XML.   The
issue is ( no offense, Nicola! :) ) that it uses a different approach than the
the encoding/decoding scheme of the objects in AppKit which is what Gorm
utilizes when creating the .gorm file.

Renaissance is also "tag based" which means that to support a new widget you
must write a new tag for it.  Gorm supports custom classes automatically, but
Renaissance needs to have additional code added for new classes (Nicola, please
correct me here if I'm mistaken).

Additionally, Renaissance also has an auto-resizing feature that cannot be
easily modeled graphically.   There would need to be a "regular" mode and a
"renaissance" mode in Gorm to handle the different features of each.   Not
impossible, but lots of work.

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Later, GJC

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