[REBOL] What's native?
From: carl::cybercraft::co::nz at: 22-Jun-2004 10:14
When Java applications are constructed with Eclipse's Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and
deployed to different operating platforms, they adopt native window manager look and
feel. On Linux Motif or the GTK, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Photon, AIX, HP/UX platforms,
and other supported platforms, Eclipse users can develop applications in Java with the
true look-and-feel of the platform.
One of the complaints I receive about REBOL is it doesn't adopt the look-and-feel of
the OS it's running on, though if it did, my complaint would be the program I'm using
isn't consistant across platforms. So, I've come to believe the user should be given
a choice in the matter, and ideally for each program they run.
Skins written in View offer a way to achieve this, though they'll always be playing catchup
as the various platforms' native GUIs get improved, or completly re-written. This'll
need to be attempted though, if REBOL is ever to catch on in a reasonably big way.
And while we (well I am, anyway:) are talking about catching on, this makes for interesting
And especially for those who think Microsoft got where it is today mostly through dodgy
-- Carl Read