Linked by David Adams on Mon 30th Jan 2012 18:07 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation Les Bell has released (Jan 2012) his course material "Introduction to OS/2 Warp Programming" under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. The course had been released with its original files, OOXML, ODF, PDF version and lab exercises.
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RE[3]: Awesome!
by zima on Mon 30th Jan 2012 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Awesome!"
zima
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Well, it is your darling from the younger years, after all...

OTOH, some nice features here and there could be found in almost everything; and OS/2 was sort of a bit of a turd, too (like pretty much everything back then)

This example you gave - I always hated with a passion (like many, I think; maybe most?) dragging UI paradigms, especially in times of old ball mouses, always clogging themselves in the worst possible moment (and even now, in times of optical, I really prefer to avoid such).

RISC OS also had it similarly irritating (actually it almost depended on drag'n'drop, only later releases reintroduced more "normal" approaches - by popular demand, I believe). It's IMHO a bad way to set up things - two precise actions at the same time, with one hand, and if it gets interrupted the results are a bit unpredictable (who knows where you'll drop the grabbed thing); justifiably underutilized (something close does seem decent on touchscreens of today - that's where the biggest progress is happening now BTW, and it's something from which OS/2 is even more disconnected)

Anyway, we have the rather nice NT part of that past chapter (and Windows element got decent)

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