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Re: Newbie tries again

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: Re: Newbie tries again
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 11:21:52 -0600

Wim Oudshoorn wrote:
> I noticed that at my screen, 16bits colordepth, it looked awfull.
> The source of the problem was in XGBitmap.m.
> I have modified this file so that it works on my screen
> (and fixed some bugs in other screendepths and orderings as well)
> So my question.  Is this already solved in the newer cvs versions?
> If not, is anybody interested in the fix?  If somebody is,
> please speak up!

Sure we're interested! Please send it.

> Second question.
> While digging through the source in order to fix it I noticed
> that the NSButtonCell class does things differently than
> the Openstep implementation.  As far as I can tell the Openstep
> application draws a white semi-transparent layer over an active button.
> While the GNUStep implementation draws a light background.
> Was this done because transparancy did not work?
> Or are there other reasons that it is done the way it is done now?

Well, alpha transparency is really just hacked in now (only for images),
so that's probably why. It doesn't even work properly with the (free)
DPS implementations.

> By the way, I am willing to spent time on GNUstep, but I do not
> have large continues chunks of free time.  So I would prefer to
> do some minor bugfixes or help on a project.

Great. Fix whatever you like, or look at the todo list:


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