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[REBOL] Re: OSx news and external world reaction ...

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 5-Feb-2003 11:14

Andrew Martin wrote:
>pekr wrote: > >>I would like to ask - is here anyone who tried abovementhioned >> >> >"wxWindows/Eclipse/Qt"? And do you think View can't be used to develop the >same level UI apps? > >I've got wxWindows on my computer. I'm sort-of confident that I could >develop a far better looking and working, Windows compatible GUI app with >wxWindows than I could with Rebol/View. The simple reason is the Rebol/View >GUI isn't windows compatible. > >It's also the reason why I'm developing software in Rebol, but as a CGI. >That way I can write and use great Rebol code, but still have a Windows and >Browser compatible GUI (using a Internet Browser). Little things like paste >with Shift+Insert, better scrolling, printing (very important!), larger and >changeable font size, editing text that works properly, menus, keyboard >shortcuts, right click pop-up property menus, etc. It's frustrating not >having these features in Rebol/View. >
Thanks a lot for your reaction ... interesting. I too balanced (and still I am) between the "browser way" and native rebol way. So far I did not do any large apps, but all my utils use VID. I really can't understand, what is so important on native OS look (not talking feel behavior - that IS neeeded). I also ask the same question to my users - from their reactions I can tell, that they don't find View UI distracting. In fact, they like it - a slight difference in all that SAP work :-) As for fonts, printing, unicode, slightly improving keyboard handler (key-up event) etc., - that is exactly the area RT should work upon. We can't improve rebol kernels, only they can. Carl should be language architect once again, although I can understand it is pleasure for him to write some scripts too :-) As for widgets you mention, I think it can be done using VID, from proper text editing, resizing, tab system, menus (even context ones) etc etc. Anyway, thanks for your opinion, -pekr-