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Re: Renaissance


From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: Renaissance
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 05:36:15 -0800 (PST)

Greg,

As this is an extremely commonly asked question, I've decided to create a 
Wiki page of comonly asked questions which have a tendency to start 
flamewars on the lists. Then we can pre-emptively send people the URL when 
new folk show up and take an interest in what we're doing in the GNUstep 
community. 

A) What do you think?
B) Got any suggestions for things that ought to be in there?

Cheers,
Alex Perez

On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, Gregory John Casamento wrote:

> 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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