Linked by Rahul on Thu 9th Apr 2009 21:15 UTC
GTK+ The Gtk+ team is working on a roadmap to structure the development process of the Gtk+ 3.0 release and to open up the involved decision making progress. The first draft has been sent to the devel mailing list, and is now open for debate. Coincidentally, the draft roadmap also provides a nice overview of the features and changes planned for Gtk+ 3.0.
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RE[2]: How about
by boblowski on Fri 10th Apr 2009 06:59 UTC in reply to "RE: How about"
boblowski
Member since:
2007-07-23

GTK+ GUIs look professional exactly because they use white space. Windows 95 and Word 97 come from the old era when monitors were small, so every pixel on the screen was precious.


Sorry, but monitors are still small. Even my 24" is f*cking small for most of the work I have to do. I hate any waste of screen real estate -- silly big fancy buttons, big fluffy Macintosh fonts, MS ribons (especially those), and yes, inefficient toolbars/panels as well.

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RE[3]: How about
by J. M. on Fri 10th Apr 2009 08:03 in reply to "RE[2]: How about"
J. M. Member since:
2005-07-24

In other words, you're a geek.

Nothing wrong with that, but Microsoft, Apple and GNOME developers don't make GUIs for geeks. They make GUIs for 99% of people.

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RE[4]: How about
by YEPHENAS on Fri 10th Apr 2009 11:04 in reply to "RE[3]: How about"
YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

In other words, you're a geek.

But he's right. Monitors/screens are small (again). Think of notebooks, netbooks and handheld devices.

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RE[3]: How about
by dnebdal on Fri 10th Apr 2009 10:56 in reply to "RE[2]: How about"
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

Myeah, what he said.
I use two 19" LCDs now - which is about enough for my desk and seating distance. This gives me 2x 1280x1024.

Looking at my shopping history, the last CRT I bought was in 2001, and that one apparently did 1280x1024 (@ 89 Hz). That was a 4:3 monitor, though, so if I used the more appropriate 1280x960 I've gained 6% since then.

Of course, I now have double the number of monitors, but each single app typically stays on one of them: In effect, I don't have significantly more space to waste.

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