[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] N800 GUI Improvements from a Newton Developer's Perspective

From: Sean Luke sean at cs.gmu.edu
Date: Mon Jan 22 17:14:28 EET 2007
Thanks, that should *definitely* be made clear.  GIMP is most  
impressive.  GTK+ is not.  Though as a NeXTSTEP and Newton developer  
perhaps I had too high an expectation of GTK+.


On Jan 22, 2007, at 5:46 AM, Murray Cumming wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 12:23 -0500, Sean Luke wrote:
>> After using the N800 for a week or two, which of course qualifies me
>> as Knowing All Things About It :-), I've thrown together a web page
>> describing various places the N800's GUI could be improved, and some
>> ugly bugs, from the perspective of a Newton developer (myself).  As I
>> like the N800 I tried to be fair and reasonable, exorcising most of
>> my snark, but sometimes I couldn't help myself, sorry.
>> Before I made the site public, I thought I'd post it to the
>> developers' group and ask for some comments, agreements, and
>> disagreements.  The site URL may change afterwards.
>> 	http://cs.gmu.edu/~sean/stuff/n800/
> This sentence makes it difficult to take things seriously:
> "The N800 employs the GTK+ toolkit, originally created for the GIMP
> photo-manipulation program and bearing all the hallmarks of inexpert
> design."
> It's also not clear whether you are criticising GTK+ (just a  
> toolkit) or
> GIMP (It's UI is getting better all the time and I'm sure they'd  
> welcome
> constructive criticism).
> -- 
> Murray Cumming
> murrayc at murrayc.com
> www.murrayc.com
> www.openismus.com

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