Removing Morphic (was: Removing Etoys (was Re: A process
herbertkoenig at gmx.net
Sat Oct 21 11:32:02 UTC 2006
JJ> Is the morphic concept a bad one, or is the implimentation just problematic
JJ> at the moment?
I'm not qualified to reply to this but I think that morpic is a great
tool to build UI's. The hurdles where high to me, though there was a
lot of docs and tools. But it was so different, and every time I saw a
drawOn method, I thought I'm on the wrong track.
I think if somebody had bothered to build a BoringOfficeWidgetSet (TM)
we might have a lot less of these discussions. That does not mean that
I think anybody should build that.
I just believe these discussions often are influenced by two IMHO
separate points, even if they are kept in separate threads.
1- Morphic was not created with software engineering but (I wasn't
there) in an enthusiastic rush. So now it's hard to change.
2- There's no easy way to build business apps that meet native UI
(mainly Win) expectations in feel and look.
And I fear that effort might be taken to resolve 1) (maybe by
replacing it), with the silent hope that 2) will be resolved.
This more from supporters, the doers I think have a clear view.
Hopefully my feeling is just wrong :-))
JJ> I'm just asking, since you seem to be interested in ditching Morphic in
JJ> favour of Tweek. Or is this just an issue of; it's easier to just replace
JJ> then fix?
To me it feels your second assumption is right.
Herbert mailto:herbertkoenig at gmx.net
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