straw-man 3.2 default preferences
hannes.hirzel.squeaklist at bluewin.ch
Fri Apr 19 08:48:28 UTC 2002
Bijan Parsia <bparsia at email.unc.edu> wrote:
> More to the point, can we have a couple of default sets of prefs? The
> Classic Squeak look (which means *square* windows and menus, *of course*
> :)) and the New Fangled Slick Sell Out default look? :)
Yes I think it would be an excellent idea to have the two buttons in the
preferences panel to restore defaults:
- restore default (classic look) - more or less conservative settings
for people unfamiliar with
Squeak: lowers barrier of entry.
I can do small utility programs
(in the sense of Information
in Squeak without the need of
explaining to much to the user.
- restore default (Squeak look) - brings up the colorful, experimental,
Many people like this as well. I
heard people saying
"wow this is nice - what can I
do with this", when they
first saw a Squeak screen in
full screen mode on my
laptop. It demonstrates the
user interfaces c a n
be made in different ways, that
alternatives are possible and
that Squeak is mallable.
Going for just one set of default settings poses a question which can
not actually be solved
because of to many contradicting goals.
>From the programming side I don't think that it takes a lot of effort to
do two sets. For the discussion here it helps to come to an agreement
more easily if we go for two sets of "standard" preferences.
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