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[REBOL] Re: What's native?

From: carl:cybercraft at: 22-Jun-2004 17:04

>Whilst Eclipse's SWT can make applications look more native, it is >still very difficult, if not impossible, to develop a single version of >an application with the true look-and-feel of the platform. This is due >to fundamental differences in the desktop metaphor between the various >operating systems. > >One good example is the difference in menu bars between Mac and >Windows. Macs have a system menu displayed at the top of the screen >used by all applications that conform to Apple's human interface >guidelines. Windows applications each have their own menu displayed in >its own window. There are others.
The Amiga's approach was more similar to the Mac's than Windows as well. I was just using Eclipse as an example though - I have no idea how well it works. The obvious reason they're attempting it though is they think there's a demand for it. And going by my experience, there would be, as users just want things to be familiar.
>I think that there is a paradox for RT in whether REBOL is a >cross-platform tool with it's own user interface metaphors or a tool >for developing "write once, run everywhere" applications.
Isn't it both? -- Carl