[squeak-dev] [Ann][Cuis] Cuis 2.8 released

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 21:35:49 UTC 2010

Oh, I suppose I also reordered the syswindow buttons to my personal
preference. I should have mentioned that. This might not make sense for
everyone. It feels more natural to me, but then again, I use a Mac.

On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Casey Ransberger
<casey.obrien.r at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've been playing with Cuis. I like it. As the community has agreed that
> the core of Squeak should look a lot like Cuis, I figured I should pay some
> attention to it.
> Cuis has two rather serious deal-breakers for me. First,
> the retro SystemWindow icons feel dated, and make it hard for me to sell
> Cuis to people in my local software community (which is a shame, because in
> a lot of ways, it's an idealized Smalltalk.) Second, I find the (neon green)
> text highlight color jarring (perhaps this is just a personal preference,
> but maybe other people will have the same experience, I'm not sure.)
> So I replaced the system window icons with the ones from Squeak (also
> removed the faux-3d borders,) and replaced the text highlighting color with
> something a little more mainstream. I didn't bring over SystemWindowButton,
> though; if you hover over or click and hold on one of the icons, you'll be
> able to see the difference. It might be better to actually
> use SystemWindowButtons for this, but I figured for a first stab, I
> wouldn't, in part because adding a class to Cuis is something that only
> makes sense when a *lot* of people want it.
> I'd like to say: we really should get the focus keyboard shortcuts moved
> into the Trunk when they stabilize (I've seen a couple of debuggers pop
> while changing focus from the keyboard in 2.9, but I have no repro yet: more
> on this when I find the bug.)
> I will also eat some of my words here: the way the Cuis editors deal with
> the CR/LF fiasco visually not only makes a total sense, but is also IMHO
> better than what we have in Squeak; that said, Juan: can we have different
> indicators for for CR and LF? Showing LF on the next line *works,* but I
> think that a different glyph (in addition to displaying it on the next line)
> would really make things less confusing. What do you think?
> Please find attached my little modifications: I bet some other folks will
> prefer the feel of the system this way. This itsy bitsy bit of bits (mostly
> stuff ripped from Squeak Trunk) is (of course) available under the MIT
> license.
> Note that you need to open a new window to see the new icons; no provision
> has been made for changing the icons of existing windows (which is probably
> totally doable, but seemed like a pain.)
> It's just a little touch. Enjoy, if you're so inclined:)
>  - C
> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Juan Vuletich <juan at jvuletich.org> wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> Cuis 2.8 is available at www.jvuletich.org/Cuis/Index.html .
>> New in Cuis 2.8:
>> - Fixes to Character sorting and testing methods, to honor ISO-8859-15
>> encoding
>> - Better conversion to/from UTF-8
>> - Faster startup (forked DateAndTime class>>startup)
>> - Honor quit signals from the OS (from Squeak)
>> - #findBinary:do:ifNone: and #findBinaryIndex:do:ifNone: in
>> SequenceableCollection
>> - PointerTracingTools by Matthew Fulmer
>> - Many recent tweaks from Squeak
>> - Tweaks to blinking cursors
>> - Tweaks to LayoutSpecs and PluggableMorphs
>> - Tweaks to Editors
>> I also tweaked the web page, so take a look!
>> Cheers,
>> Juan Vuletich

Casey Ransberger
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