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Re: scrollbars [was: Re: really attracting developers]

From: Andrew Ruder
Subject: Re: scrollbars [was: Re: really attracting developers]
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 19:23:25 -0500
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On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 09:34:04AM +1000, phil taylor wrote:
> I am dissapointed that the GNUstep project is devoted to its UI design.
> I had hoped the most important aspect was the API, not the look and feel
> of the GUI. IT will never suit me. I HATE menus, especially cascading
> ones.

This is an argument I've started with many people many times on the IRC
channel.  These days the UI style of GNUstep actually detracts from
people wanting to use it.  While many people look at conforming with
other toolkits look/feel as sacrificing features to become like
everything else, I agree with you here.  The API and programming
language (Objective-C) are really what would attract many developers to
GNUstep.  Making GNUstep look/feel like other toolkits doesn't sacrifice
anything important, IMO.  And don't get me started on app bundles and
other filesystem related things.  I understand the benefits of these
features, but as far as gaining popularity, they hurt more than they


Andrew Ruder <address@hidden>

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