Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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RE:Re: Missed the point
by Uno Engborg on Tue 20th Jul 2004 22:40 UTC

The lay-out of the program, on the other hand, would be very hard to abstract. ROX applications, for example, don't have a menu-bar, but only a right-click context menu. So if I run one of these programs on my ROX desktop, would the menu-bar be integrated into the context-menu somehow? That could lead to rather ugly results.

Perhaps we need a new manager in the X Window System. We already have window managers and session managers, why not a menu manager.

It could cooperate with the window manager and place the ROX menu as a menubar on top of each window in a windows like desktop or place the menu at the top of the screen in a MacOS like theeme.