[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
>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?