Re: Gtk-OSX (was: Website proposal for usability)

On Mon, 30 Aug 2010, Paul Davis wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Allin Cottrell <cottrell wfu edu> wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Aug 2010, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> >
> >> > It has certainly been explained that that is the situation on
> >> > Windows, and I fully accept it. It's less clear that it should be
> >> > the situation on OS X, with its *nix-type substructure.
> >>
> >> You have it backwards. It was from the GTK-on-OS-X people (well, at
> >> least those that I have heard from) that this convention originated.
> >> Only a bit later did the GTK+-on-Windows people (well, many of us, not
> >> all) realize the same.
> >
> > I was interested in the logic rather than the history,
> The logic is that despite its "*nix-type" infrastructure, this is how
> Apple has intended ISV's to distribute software, and as a result, its
> what users expect...

OK, you make a good case for this.

Allin Cottrell

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