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

From: Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Date: Mon Jan 22 18:05:11 EET 2007
On Mon Jan 22 15:44:48 2007, Christian F.K. Schaller wrote:
> Well we should be careful this list doesn't become known as haven 
> for
> supporters of old dead technologies.

I'm wandering off topic here, sorta...

There are lots of old, dead, technologies which still have plenty of 
interesting features that we would be foolish not to at least 
consider. So sure, I'd hate the idea of taking something with the 
display and CPU power of a 770 or N800, and then exclusively run 
decade-old technology, but there's plenty of technology that *is* a 
decade old that the device could really benefit from.

Sean's little essay, whilst obviously biased, is still interesting. 
It makes me wonder why the Maemo toolbar never has borders around the 
buttons so we know where to tap, for instance, and it makes me stop 
to consider how much screen area is taken up with Pretty Stuff.

Also, I rather liked the drag-drop clipboard he describes from the 
Newton - looking at it that way makes me wonder if it couldn't be 
done my using that RHS gutter he hates, in HildonWindow.

Dave. (Who uses such ridiculous decade-old tech as "push email", and 
"roaming", would you believe, even though these will obviously never 
catch on.).
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