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

From: Øystein Johansen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Good beta release! (Suggestions)
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 22:45:12 +0200
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Joern Thyssen wrote:

| On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 09:41:49AM -0700, Richard Anderson wrote
|>I think Options is a better label than Settings, since this conforms to
|>Windows UI standards.  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
|>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.

Yes! But misunderstand this correctly: GUI standards are a really nice
thing, and I absolutly think we should aim for standards! The nice thing
about standards is that you can choose which standard to aim for. I
suggest that we aim for the GNOME standard! Simply because this GUI is
written in GTK, which is the toolkit GNOME is based on. Also the GNOME
desktop and GTK are both part of the GNU project as well as GNU
Backgammon itself. Another good reason to pick this standard, is that
there actually _is_ a documented standard:


- -Øystein

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