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RE: [DotGNU]Re: Collaboration on alternatives to the US-patent-endangere

From: Thong (Tum) Nguyen
Subject: RE: [DotGNU]Re: Collaboration on alternatives to the US-patent-endangered APIs?
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 05:57:08 +1300

>     Maybe you are not familiar with it, but take my word, it is
> radically different.  Both at the rendering level (Drawing) and at the
> toolkit level (Windows.Forms).

I don't agree.  The drawing primitives are the same and all they've done is
replaced handles with classes.  The API is actually identical to the 8 year
old WFC classes from J++.  It's the same non-MVC, ancient, outdated way of
writing UIs.  Appropriate for quick drag and drop UIs while making it
difficult and inefficient to write anything more advanced.

All the best,


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