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[REBOL] Re: What's native?

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 23-Jun-2004 16:54

On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 10:14:33 +1200, Carl Read <[carl--cybercraft--co--nz]> wrote:
> One of the complaints I receive about REBOL is it doesn't adopt the > look-and-feel of the OS it's running on,
Hi, yep, that's what I hear for as well. We don't need to discuss if this is really a show-stopper or not, the fact is, people recognize it and make a decision on this perception. That's the bad thing about it. The IT guy in a company looks at it and says: Hmmm... not a standard GUI? Than it's not a standard application and we don't use it. Have a nice day. This takes about 15 seconds. It's a problem, and it makes life hard to use Rebol in the business sector. I don't have a solution for this problem. IMO emulating a GUI's look & feel to some 80% makes sense. I have done this with the OpenAmulet project as well. Works quite OK. The other strategy is to create a highly specialized application the customer can't get somewhere else... -- Robert M. Münch Management & IT Freelancer Mobile: +49 (177) 245 2802