Removing Morphic

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Sat Oct 21 06:59:17 UTC 2006

Actually, this is what you do with etoys all the time. It's only that  
those boring morphs (lists, text fields, what you would call  
"widgets") are not equipped with the methods to wire them. Dan's  
Fabrik stuff is still there I think and could maybe reanimated if you  
want a NeXT-Style interface builder.

- Bert -

Am 21.10.2006 um 08:09 schrieb Todd Blanchard:

> There's something fundamental missing from Morphic WRT direct  
> manipulation.  You can put together assemblies of morphs, but using  
> them as a template for created duplicate assemblies is lacking (or  
> I never discovered the nifty technique that lets me freeze-dry a  
> morph and reanimate it on demand ala NextStep's InterfaceBuilder).
> Nobody builds morphic UI using direct manipulation because it  
> doesn't fully support it.
> On Oct 20, 2006, at 12:46 PM, karl wrote:
>> Morphic is a direct manipulation framework. I Self you program the  
>> morphs as you go, instance based, kind of like building your  
>> program in the Inspector.  This is not implemented the same way in  
>> Squeak. Morphic in Squeak is mostly programmed through classes,  
>> but you can still manipulate the Morphs directly in very cool way.  
>> Pull things apart etc.

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