RE: AfterStep vs. Window Maker

KAPELLER Robert - CRP (robert.kapeller@aut.alcatel.at)
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 14:33:33 +0100


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	Just to explain my original posting
	please refer to 
	http://rob.current.nu/next2000/

	thanks - robert.

> > .) What is the best development environment for AS? Is there somthing compareable to 
> >    KDE? (specific libs for common look and feel and or session management, multiligual...).
> 
> No idea. I guess there ain't one.
> 
> > Is there a kind of style guide for AS compliant apps? Is there at least something like a AS complient app? What widget set it used to ensure it? Is the NextStep lookalike (and feelalike) a goal of AS-apps? Are there AS-ified apps already? ...
> 
> I guess this is going to be my next project for the next week-end
> then. I will write a "style guide" for what I like to see in the
> applets :) You see, I can tell you what I like personally but this
> maybe completely different from what you like. There are no real
> requirements except that the application must be functional, bug-free,
> extensively tested, consume very little memory and CPU, and be
> an example of contemporary art. Besides that - you are free to choose :)
> I personally prefer if you do not use widgets and write everything
> in plain Xlib... 
> 
> > You know what I mean. KDE and Gnome try to generate a common LnF by supporting style guides and libraries to the developers, but I found nothing equivalent with AS. I think to make your Linux Box NextStep like it is not enough to just replace the window manager. More like this the applications itself have to be NextStep-like.
> 
> Ppl may disagree with me but I will tell you anyway: I like the
> configurability of AS a lot. I consider the look of it (however cool)
> the second reason for my choice.
> 
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> Cheers!
> Albert
> 
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