Morphic 3 presentation at Smalltalks 2007
juan at jvuletich.org
Thu Jan 24 09:29:42 UTC 2008
I really welcome everybody's opinion. I want to know how the Squeak
community sees my project.
And I fully agree with all you say. Morphic 3 will have a set of
standard widgets. Not to please some "average programmer", but because I
find it useful. What I don't have in my current plans is to work on a
GUI builder. But this doesn't mean that it can not be done. I welcome
not only input, but code. If people likes Morphic 3 and want to help,
this is something that can be done.
Laurence Rozier wrote:
> To be clear I fully respect your free time and choices so if none of
> this matters to you it's fine by me. I just think that when you say
> you are working on Morphic 3.0 with the implication that it is the
> future of the Squeak GUI you're inviting input.
> There are a lot of "average programmers" who are very bright and
> motivated people that happen to have other full time professions. What
> they want are a set of rock-solid components they can use out of the
> box to code basic interfaces - the list of Widgets/V components
> <http://www.ddj.com/184408550?pgno=3#011f_0005>, though 17 years old
> isn't far off the mark. The GUI builder in Widgets/V left a lot to be
> desired - which is how/why it evolved into WindowBuilder, but the
> components opened a new world of possibilities for "average
> programmers". None of the current Squeak GUIs - Morphic, E-Toys or
> Tweak provide these rock-solid components out of the box, but it seems
> like Morphic 3.0 could as a matter of course. I like many of the ideas
> in Morphic 3.0 and don't see having a set of practical, core
> components as being in conflict with them. In fact, I think they are
> complimentary in many respects - they provide excellent test suites
> and broaden the base of testers which always helps any GUI.
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