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[REBOL] What's native?

From: carl::cybercraft::co::nz at: 22-Jun-2004 10:14

From here... 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 reading... And especially for those who think Microsoft got where it is today mostly through dodgy business practices. -- Carl Read