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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RE: Hmm
by dylansmrjones on Sun 29th Jul 2007 16:40 UTC in reply to "Hmm"
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

Exactly. That's why a "Unified" menubar are the only sensible solution for Etoile - or any DE based on the OpenStep specification.

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RE[2]: Hmm
by bogomipz on Mon 30th Jul 2007 08:26 in reply to "RE: Hmm"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

It's a bit ignorant to claim this is the only sensible solution. I'm sure there are NeXTstep users that find floating menus to be the ultimate productivity boost.

Not saying I don't like the Mac-style unified menubar, just that different people have different preferences.

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RE[3]: Hmm
by puenktchen on Mon 30th Jul 2007 10:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

dylansmrjones only said that if you want a menubar, then you should use a unified one, as the floating menu of *step is also unified.

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RE[3]: Hmm
by dylansmrjones on Mon 30th Jul 2007 13:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Yes. Having them floating instead of a unified menubar is definitely an option. Personally I haven't decided what I prefer. But as puenktchen pointed out it was merely if you wanted a menubar then unified menues made most sense. Having them floating is of course not a bad idea, though it might confuse some ;)

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