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Re: Shared application menu

From: Dirk Olmes
Subject: Re: Shared application menu
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 09:50:58 +0200 (MEST)
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> Hi list,
> I would like to ask you, what do you think about shared menu among
> applications?

I don't see any apparent advantages right now.

> Instead of having menu in each application we will have a menu process/app
> which will provide menu functionality.
> Requirements: follow apple docs by deprecating NSMenuItemCells and using
> <NSMenuItem>protocol in NSMenu.
> Advantages: less window manager problems, easier for adding system-wide
> extensions, reusability of application for providing NSStatusBar.

What do you mean by "system-wide extensions"? I see that NSStatusBar would
be easier to implement with a separate menu app/process. OTOH I can't
imagine how to integrate something like NSStatusBar into an Openstep-like


Anyway kids, have fun, play nicely, be good. And remember - if it ain't
broke, hit it again.

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