[REBOL] Re: OSx news and external world reaction ...
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 5-Feb-2003 11:14
Andrew Martin 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
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
Anyway, thanks for your opinion,