Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Oct 2005 00:02 UTC, submitted by carbon-12
GTK+ Imendio announced that it has been working on a port of native Gtk+ for Mac OS X.
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Re: RE
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 01:31 UTC

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I hope someone will create a native Mac theme for GTK

They did, but Apple threatened them, and it was removed from popular theme sites, but I'm sure you can still find it.

Well that just shits all over the apple HIG.

Actually the Gnome HIG is very similar to Apple's.

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RE: Re: RE
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 01:40 in reply to "Re: RE"
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Actually the Gnome HIG is very similar to Apple's.

But on different platforms, they are entirely different things. Having a non Aqua app on OSX is non-HIG no.1 (and vice-versa)

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RE: Re: RE
by jeffbax on Fri 7th Oct 2005 02:11 in reply to "Re: RE"
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Well that just shits all over the apple HIG.

Actually the Gnome HIG is very similar to Apple's.


Too bad that GIMP doesn't really follow *any* form of HIG.

This is cool, but I'm excited about stuff other than GIMP... as GIMP's paradigm is just straight up broken IMO.

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RE[2]: Re: RE
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 02:17 in reply to "RE: Re: RE"
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Maybe it's because GIMP isn't a Gnome app. It's a GTK app. There's a difference.

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RE: Re: RE
by kaiwai on Fri 7th Oct 2005 04:25 in reply to "Re: RE"
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They did, but Apple threatened them, and it was removed from popular theme sites, but I'm sure you can still find it.

What a load of codswallop - GNOME and KDE theme sites till host Aqua inspired themes for their respective desktops.

Apple got in a tizzy by the fact that people were copying native icons and making them available free of charge for other platforms, and also including the use of trademarks such as the Apple logo and so forth - I see nothing wrong in what Apple did; its no different to, say, Adobe turning around suing people for copying fonts out of their Studio CS and making them available for download free of charge.

Oh, and back to the issue; they don't need to bundle the icons with the source distribution; it would simply be a matter of setting up some macros in the configure script so that when it detects MacOS X, it uses the icons that are native on the machine, thus not requiring any copying.

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RE[2]: Re: RE
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 07:38 in reply to "RE: Re: RE"
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Oh, and back to the issue; they don't need to bundle the icons with the source distribution; it would simply be a matter of setting up some macros in the configure script so that when it detects MacOS X, it uses the icons that are native on the machine, thus not requiring any copying.

Even easier than that, instead of using GTK controls/widgets functions, use the native OS-X controls, with a thin GTK emulation layer on top of them.

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RE: Re: RE
by segedunum on Fri 7th Oct 2005 11:11 in reply to "Re: RE"
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Actually the Gnome HIG is very similar to Apple's.

What's the Gnome HIG got to do with cross-platform GTK applications?

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RE[2]: Re: RE
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 12:29 in reply to "RE: Re: RE"
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>What's the Gnome HIG got to do with cross-platform GTK applications?

Rather much, most >>cross-platform<< GTK+ apps are just plain old GTK+ apps. None so far have been written as cross-platform apps. Most are Gnome apps or at least so aware of Gnome apps that they usually try to fallow the Gnome HIG even if they arenít Gnome (integrated in the DE, or using Gnome specific libs) apps. In other words, the Gnome HIG is more of a GTK HIG.

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