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Re: X is painful

Herbert Xu <herbert@greathan.apana.org.au> wrote:
>Stephen Early wrote:
>> Creating a user interface under X that is as good as NextStep is just
>> a matter of getting every X application author to agree to adhere to
>> the same policy. I wish you luck.
>I agree that this is very diffcult.  But the Debian developers
>should do their best at getting Debian programs to cooperate.

This isn't trivial. As Stephen said, X provides the basics for graphical
development; it doesn't provide any fancy schmancy stuff like menus, push
buttons, etc. That's done by such things as Motif, xforms, Qt, etc.
Converting an X program from one such library to another is a less than
easy task.. so any attempt to produce a "uniform" interface is going to
fail. Simple as that.

"It's a nice idea, but..." :-)

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