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[REBOL] Re: [native-UI] What's native?

From: antonr:lexicon at: 25-Jun-2004 17:04

> > This is not consistent with any other popup menu I've used on any OS. > > And why do I have a choice of a separate window or not? What > happened to > > simple thing being simple? > > Maybe to avoid this window-manager-problems? Also the code is > very similar. > And, does it make your code bigger?
But, lack of pop-menu is a deficiency of View on linux which will need to be fixed. I think every user interface has its own way of doing pop-menus. Windows just happens to allow rebol to do it with a window. (I don't know if native pop-menus are based on a window or not.) This means rebol's implementation is currently simple, but therefore not cross-platform. So some work will need to be done to see how best to implement pop-menus on unix. It would be good to see a local-choose or local-pop-menu similar to local-request-file, as we have now.
> BTW, i like that view/linux can't do this titlebar-hiding. Else, > show image of > screenshot, let user enter password..
Hmm makes me wonder if taking screen shots ought not to require higher privilege, since the user might have private information on screen. Anton.