Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 17th Mar 2003 22:49 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces So many operating systems and so many graphical desktop environments... This article is a comparison of the UI and usability of several Desktop Environments (DEs), that have been widely used, admired and reviled: Windows XP Luna, BeOS 6 (Dano/Zeta), Mac OS X Aqua and Unix's KDE and Gnome. Read on which one got our best score on our long term test and usage.
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Hmm, nice and fair d00d
by looncraz on Tue 18th Mar 2003 05:51 UTC

Wow, even though BeOS finished 3rd, I have to thank this guy for being so absolutely fair and honest. Wonderul.

Not only that, but his information was very much accurate for pre-Zeta BeOS.

Okay, in Zeta to maintain R5 code compatibility (oh.. binary too) we have to decide how to implement new features. We also want to keep our code seperate from the Be code allotment (whatever that may be, only Bernd knows for sure).

The current plan seems to be to create a series of libs. Of course, logically created and well documented (and appended to the BeBook in appropriate locations).

ZPictureButton(
BRect frame,
char*name,
char*label,
BBitmap*Waiting,
BBitmap*Over,
BBitmap*Pressed,
BBitmap*Disabled,
BMessage*message,
uint32 resizingMode = B_FOLLOW_LEFT | B_FOLLOW_TOP,
uint32 flags = B_WILL_DRAW | B_NAVIGABLE)

Fun to use huh?

Well, yeah actually, pretty easy.
ZPictureButton*button = new ZPictureButton(button_rect,"button","Only If Bitmap not found!", buttonBmp, buttonBmp, buttonBmp,new BMessage(button_MSG), B_FOLLOW_ALL, 0)


What I did is just use the same image over and over. Of course, I guess I will now have to write this class..hmm.. more work.. good idea though ;-)

More midnight coding!!

--The loon, cutting it short