[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]>
> 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 xpeers.net 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
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