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Re: Multiple Document Interfaces

From: Nicolas Roard
Subject: Re: Multiple Document Interfaces
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 04:38:04 -1100

On 2004-05-27 14:23:38 +0000 Java script Dude <address@hidden> wrote:

Is there any push to develop and integrate a MDI (Multiple Document
Interface) framework into GNUStep. I have been a fan of MDI and
greatly miss it. I find managing multiple windows for a single app
such as a programmers editor painful.

I know that Apple has not really built anything of yet as can be seen
by the many non-MDI apps on Apple.

Personally, I think that Eclipse (Java IDE) has the best MDI framework
yet and should be used a design prototype for any people developing
such frameworks. Those guy's spent alot of time and hit the nail
firmly on the head.

As far as I know, nobody started to work on a MDI framework.
My personal opinion is that MDI UI like in windows are absolutely awful and miss the point. What you want is perhaps more the possibility of easily arrange windows, dock them, etc. (after all that's one of the interest of NSDrawer, to keep a window linked to another window) -- but that's not really a MDI feature per se, and anyway that would be the role of the window manager.

Patiently waiting for GNUStep to evolve further and praying to be able
to use Obj-C (with Java and Python) one of these days,

hm, what prevents you to use it now ? :)

Nicolas Roard

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