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Re: GNUstep/Etoile progress

From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: Re: GNUstep/Etoile progress
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 05:53:46 -0800 (PST)


Could you submit bugs for all of these issues so that we can track them?

The bug tracking system is on Savannah at savannah.gnu.org.  Search for the 
GNUstep project and submit them there.

Drawers are available, but they're not complete.   There has been some debate 
whether to implement them as panels or as they are on Mac OS X.  Currently they 
are implemented as a window which slides out from under the parent window.   
This is precisely what OS X does.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Later, GJC 

Gregory Casamento -- OLC, Inc 
# GNUstep Chief Maintainer

----- Original Message ----
From: Andreas Höschler <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Cc: address@hidden
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2007 4:25:12 AM
Subject: GNUstep/Etoile progress

Hi all,

I have a bunch of guys (employees of a customer) that refuse to work 
with the GNUstep version of our enterprise application and instead 
would like to keep their Mac because of the following reasons:

• Selecting multiple rows in a tableview just by dragging down works
GNUstep. However, as soon as the mouse reaches the bottom of the 
tableview, the tableview should scroll down and continue selecting rows
until the user releases the mouse button. At least that is what the Mac
does and what users expect. This does not work in GNUstep (at least not
in my version which is already a couple of months old). Has this been 
worked on recently?

• We use drawers for a bunch of things. In our version of GNUstep,
are simply not available/usable, so the GNUstep version of our app 
lacks some functionality. We have tried to avoid drawers as much as 
possible but there some things that can only be realized reasonably in 
a drawer, e.g. privileges of a database object or the outline of a 
document,.... Is anybody successfully using drawers in a GNUstep 
application (Etoile)? Any screenshots of the latest code 
(GNUstep/Etoile)? I would look into that by myself but since this also 
requires artwork (goes beyond my set of skills)... Here is a screenshot
of how a drawer looks on MacOSX.

The round edges are probably not that easy to implement but they really
make this look neat.

• There's already a Busy.app to emulate the hour glass of MacOSX for
not responding application. Unfortunately I have never been able to get
this to work on Solaris. I will install and retry that with a more 
recent version of Solaris but if anybody has this already running I 
would be glad to hear how and on what version of Solaris. :-)

Thanks to all for the great work on GNUstep/Etoile!

Best regards,


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