Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 23:06 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep I don't really know what Sony wants with this, but they're using GNUstep, so that's something, I guess. "Sony's Networked Application Platform is a project designed to leverage the open source community to build and evolve the next generation application framework for consumer electronic devices. The developer program gives access to a developer community and resources like SDK, tools, documentation and other developers. The foundation upon which this project is base comes from the GNUstep community, whose origin dates back to the OpenStep standard developed by NeXT Computer Inc (now Apple Computer Inc.). While Apple has continued to update their specification in the form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, the GNUstep branch of the tree has diverged considerably."
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RE[3]: Objective -C / C++
by bnolsen on Fri 26th Nov 2010 04:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Objective -C / C++ "
bnolsen
Member since:
2006-01-06

thanks for the heads up on gworkspace. For software development I've been using windowmaker for years. For my wife to be functional I've had to switch over most of my machines to xfce. Hopefully this is useable.

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RE[4]: Objective -C / C++
by dylansmrjones on Fri 26th Nov 2010 04:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Objective -C / C++ "
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Notice: There is a setting in GWorkspace to use it as the desktop, which creates a desktop similar to nautilus in Gnome. The floating menu can also be positioned in the top like in OS X. I can't remember the name of the setting, but I know it's there.

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RE[5]: Objective -C / C++
by Neolander on Fri 26th Nov 2010 06:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Objective -C / C++ "
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Can someone explain me the value of having a menubar that's separate from the application it belongs to and focus-dependent on a modern computer ?

I mean, on the original macintosh, it was justified by the very small size of the screen, but now is it still relevant to accept such a major hit in usability for a few extra pixels of height in each windows ?

Menus being logically attached to the window they belong to, closer to the mouse pointer, easily discoverable... What's the problem with that ?

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RE[4]: Objective -C / C++
by Neolander on Fri 26th Nov 2010 06:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Objective -C / C++ "
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

thanks for the heads up on gworkspace. For software development I've been using windowmaker for years. For my wife to be functional I've had to switch over most of my machines to xfce. Hopefully this is useable.

Not sure I understand this. I mean, I have an interpretation, but it requires you wife to be a computer...

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RE[5]: Objective -C / C++
by bnolsen on Fri 26th Nov 2010 19:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Objective -C / C++ "
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

I meant for her to be functional using the computer.

I just installed gworkspace on my work machine and ran it. Sadly it reminded me of why I had a negative reaction the very first time I sat down at a NeXT workstation (one of those cool black cubes). I don't like the intrusiveness of the workspace manager.

Edited 2010-11-26 19:54 UTC

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