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[REBOL] Re: What's native?

From: ed:brittlestar at: 22-Jun-2004 8:38

Petr wrote:
> One of the mistakes imo is to bring native look onto Rebol apps.
I wonder why Eclipse/SWT became so popular if native-like apps are not a factor? Doesn't Java provide its own built-in GUI libraries (Swing, etc.)?
> I yet > have to see some user reaction telling me my utils use different UI. My > users easily recognise that "R" icon thing, they read it strangerly - > "Rebul" :-), but it is recognised here.
<insert disclaimer: "Your mileage may vary"> Native-app look & feel is important, _if only_ because it seems to be what many programmers either want or expect. Would the mistake of supporting a native look & feel might be forgivable if REBOL's user base expands? Besides the look & feel issue, many /View widgets are not as rich nor as easy to program as those of HTML. And the fact that we don't have /View on OSX, well... Ed