FW: Promoting Squeak (Re: Is Squeak 3.0 ready for fame?)
tmb at lumo.com
Thu Mar 22 05:53:48 UTC 2001
On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 03:12:07PM +1100, Karl Goiser wrote:
> >I have now Squeak true Window-Bindings ( will be released soon ), which
> >actually means you can do true Win Apps much like VSE or Dolphin - with
> >Squeak !
> And there is the problem. I'm a Mac person and want to do the same
> for the Mac.
Maybe there is some middle ground. I would find an abstraction useful
in which I can define a native top-level window but have its contents
be a Morph (similar to SystemWindow). That way, almost all the UI
development could stay the same, and things would run almost identically
fully inside Squeak or in separate OS windows.
Doing this transparently might be a little tricky: the Mac/Windows/X11
desktop is not a PasteUpMorph. But it may be possible to pretend it
is by creating something that emulates a PasteUpMorph and mirrors the
geometry, layering, etc. of the native desktop as much as possible.
Similarly, the HandMorph might then need to acquire a little more
functionality to pick up a little more information from the
native window system when necessary.
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