Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 21:05 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep "The Etoile project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.2 of the Etoile User Environment for UNIX-like systems. The Etoile project aims to produce a user environment for desktop and small form-factor devices, with tight integration between components. The 0.2 release is primarily targeted at developers interested in a GNUstep-based environment. This release includes improvements to the Camaelon theme engine, providing a clean and modern appearance to GNUstep-based applications. This is combined with the Etoile Menu Server, providing a horizontal menu bar similar to that found in Mac OS, and making this the first Etoile release with enough features in place to be usable on a daily basis." There are screenshots too.
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+/- floating menu
by puenktchen on Mon 30th Jul 2007 09:52 UTC
puenktchen
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2007-07-27

the floating menus of *step are cool, but i'm not sure if they enhance your productivity. I've never used them for more than a few hours, so i don't have a educated opinion. pros and cons:

+ detachable submenues
+ on big screens they are closer to your mousepointer
- they can get in your way
- harder to hit (fits law)

but many programms use floating menus for the most common commands anyway, and that's probably the best use for them - you're not going to use the main menu that often.

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