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Re: you may not have wanted it...


From: gLaNDix
Subject: Re: you may not have wanted it...
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 18:02:52 -0600 (CST)

My vote goes for the more NeXT-ish feel, since I have never had the
oppertunity of working on a NeXT box...

On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Ian Mondragon wrote:

> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 17:05:47 -0500
> From: Ian Mondragon <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: you may not have wanted it...
> 
> ok - i'm home, sitting at my computer and feeling kind of groggy due to the
> enormous amount of novacaine & nitrous in my system (just had a root canal -
> yuk).  but as i start to integrate GWorkspace into Interface, i'd like to pose
> a question to everybody; what would you like to see more:
> 
>       - Interface + GWorkspace (thus a more NeXT-ish WM)
>       - Interface + it's own menus (ala WindowMaker, using NSMenu)
> 
> ???
> 
> i'm organizing the menus so that they're loaded from a bundle, so we could, in
> theory, have either.  i'm used to NeXT since i still work on it every day, but
> i'm also very fond of WM's menu system.  so unless i get a crowd of people
> vehemently disagreeing, i am going to pursue the GWorkspace route first.
> 
> comments?
> 
> - ian mondragon
> 
> * Ian Mondragon <address@hidden> [03/14/01 16:52]:
> > |> - utilize the GNUstep NSMenu class for the menus.  i know this conflicts
> > with
> > |>   the preceeding point, so there's no need to remind me ;-)
> > |
> > |Anyway, once GWorspace is integrated, the window manager does not need
> > |any menu. Enough with its defaults and the Preference app.
> > 
> > now i feel like a true bonehead.  that is *SUCH* a good idea, and truly
> > obvious thing to point out <grin>.  when i get home i'll start doing that. 
> > 
> > |> no screenshots yet because the description i gave earlier has almost more
> > detail
> > |> than the real thing.  no downloads yet because the code is ugly as hell
> > right
> > |> now. 
> > |
> > |Grr. Does not matter, we want to try it ! Download ! Download !
> > 
> > ah, but the big proglum right now is that when i click on any of the mouse
> > buttons, it dumps core (and sounds something roughly like, "whirrrrrr bang
> > pooey", in case you were interrested.)
> > 
> > but not to fear.  i'm cleaning up the code, and working on the cursor issue.
> > i'm going to try to have the code in a state suitable for public viewing
> > within the next couple of weeks once i get it to at least pull up a terminal
> > :-)
> > 
> > - ian mondragon
> > 
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