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[REBOL] Re: What's native?

From: nitsch-lists:netcologne at: 22-Jun-2004 16:45

On Dienstag, 22. Juni 2004 14:38, Ed O'Connor wrote:
> Petr wrote: > > One of the mistakes imo is to bring native look onto Rebol apps. > > I wonder why Eclipse/SWT became so popular if native-like apps are not a > factor? Doesn't Java provide its own built-in GUI libraries (Swing, etc.)? >
Java "lacks" a build-in very good "IDE for everything". IMHO thats the main reason to use Eclipse. Coding own apps with it, well.. How many apps except of eclipse are there (have long not looked)?
> > I yet > > have to see some user reaction telling me my utils use different UI. My > > users easily recognise that "R" icon thing, they read it strangerly - > > "Rebul" :-), but it is recognised here. > > <insert disclaimer: "Your mileage may vary"> > > Native-app look & feel is important, _if only_ because it seems to be what > many programmers either want or expect. Would the mistake of supporting a > native look & feel might be forgivable if REBOL's user base expands? >
Users forgive winamp etc quite easy. And reblets are more in that area, special purpose small guis. winamp has play/forward,stop, reblet has read/scroll/send.
> Besides the look & feel issue, many /View widgets are not as rich nor as > easy to program as those of HTML. And the fact that we don't have /View on > OSX, well... >
> Ed