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Re: [Qemu-devel] VMware Player

From: Johannes Schindelin
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] VMware Player
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:50:52 +0200 (CEST)


On Thu, 15 Jun 2006, Julian Seward wrote:

> On Thursday 15 June 2006 14:18, WaxDragon wrote:
> > On 6/15/06, kadil <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2006-06-14 at 18:10 +0200, Oliver Gerlich wrote:
> > > Real world, gui's are just so easy & desirable, especially if the gui is
> > > consistent across os's, and part of the original distro.  I think
> > > take-up would be huge (well huge-er, current takeup is huge)
> > >
> > > Kim
> >
> > Some of us appriciate the fact that qemu has no "GUI" per se.  ;0)
> Sure.  But to 'sell' the project to wider audience, which may be
> helpful for its longer term development, a GUI is necessary.
> Usability engineering isn't as much fun as hacking the JIT,

... which is why most GUIs seem to be cobbled together, are badly designed 
and implemented: either the developer is bored to death, or it is a bad 
(or inexperienced) developer to begin with ...

> or whatever, but in the end usability counts.  A lot.

Which is exactly why I like to wrap up things in a really small Tcl/Tk 
wrapper. And usually after that, the discussions with the employer revolve 
around what color this and that button should have. Sigh.


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