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RE: [Bug-gnubg] Good beta release! (Suggestions)

From: Richard Anderson
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] Good beta release! (Suggestions)
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 14:23:03 -0700

  I notice that there has been a 
> commendable 
> > effort in gbg to conform to some Windows UI standards; I'd 
> like to see 
> > this taken further.  I realize that some of the Windows UI 
> standards 
> > may not be ideal, but when third party apps follow the existing 
> > standard it flattens the user's learning curve enormously.
> The primary target of GNU Backgammon is GNU/Hurd or 
> GNU/Linux, so in general we should not try to conform to MS 
> Windows UI standards unless they happen to coincide with 
> their open source equivalent. 
> Jørn

I would hope that the primary target of GNU Backgammon is human beings and
that political considerations would be secondary.  Good developers write
good code, regardless of what organization they are associated with.  

Richard Anderson

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