Re: filesel notes

Dan Winship <danw ximian com> writes:
> > I don't understand why it would be a UI wart; users want us to fit in
> > to the platform.
> Users want lots of things. :-) Yes, I know they want Gtk apps to fit
> into the platform. It took three weeks to kill off that thread on the
> gtk-quartz-devel list. But Gtk is designed such that it is fundamentally
> impossible to do that (gtk_container_add (GTK_CONTAINER (menuitem),
> GTK_WIDGET (bonobo_control));). So you're appeasing a tiny bit of their
> desire for consistency (assuming they didn't want the OK and Cancel
> buttons in the load/save dialogs to be consistent with the rest of the
> app :-), and not saving much coding (since you still need to do the X
> version), in exchange for giving up:
>         * Ability to have embedded load/save dialogs
>         * Ability for the app to add widgets to the dialog (and note
>           that gimp, the canonical wanted-on-many-platforms Gtk app,
>           does extend both the load and save dialogs.)
>         * Ability to load from/save to gnome-vfs-provided filesystems
>         * Possibly localization: Gtk is localized to more languages than
>           Mac OS X is, for instance.
>         * ... ?

I'm convinced. Good point. ;-)


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