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Re: NSToolbar (was Re: Portability/Compatability between GNUstep <---> C


From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: NSToolbar (was Re: Portability/Compatability between GNUstep <---> Cocoa...)
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 13:19:47 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Fabien VALLON wrote:

> Uli Kusterer (address@hidden) a écrit:
> > > >>I know at least one core developer who will likely fight the inclusion 
> > > >>of NSToolbar. Many think Apple's Toolbar implementation sucks.
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> >  just read that in the GNUstep/Cocoa thread and became curious: What are 
> > the reasons for this dislike of NSToolbar? I'm a happy Cocoa user and 
> > I'm just curious.
> 
> It bloats NSWindow.

To elaborate, it does not simply add the NSToolbar class. The problem 
people have with it is the way apple designed the class, not generally 
with the concept of a toolbar itself. NSToolbar "has it's tentacles all 
over NSWindow" to quote a certain someone... It unnecessarily "infects" 
NSWindow with methods that simply don't need to be there. Many believe 
NSToolbar should ahve been Just Another View.

the OpenStep specification has no provision for a toolbar, however some 
applications, such as GNUMail do use "toolbars" of a sort, they are just 
buttons laid out over an NSMatrix (I think).







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