Re: [gtk-list] MDI?
- From: Christopher James Lahey <clahey umich edu>
- To: gtk-list redhat com
- Subject: Re: [gtk-list] MDI?
- Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 04:50:21 -0400 (EDT)
I like what I've seen of an MDI in GNOME. It currently has three modes
for viewing multiple documents. One is in a notebook, the other gives
each document its own window and the third only displays one document at a
This would be a very nice functionality for GNOME to take care of so that
it's standard across applications and so that the application developer
doesn't have to program it himself. But I think that GNOME is where this
functionality belongs. GTK is about supplying tools for building windows
and displays and GUIs. GNOME is about supplying tools for building
applications. I think that an MDI is a tool for building applications.
By the way, someone mentioned using windows within windows. There is
certainly such a concept in X. However, you sound like you would like to
have windows with frames inside of other windows. I've used applications
like this and have been very disappointed. I chose the window manager I
use and am used to its controls. I don't particularly like it when other
programs force me to use the window manager that they designed. Perhaps
to have this as a fourth option as above would make sense, but forcing it
on users is really annoying.
On Wed, 13 May 1998, Bil Wendling wrote:
> There's a list in the TODO list of gtk 1.0.1 and one item suggests doing a
> Multiple Document Interface model. It should be pointed out that many
> places, including Microsoft, have abandonded this practice...
> Oh happy days :)
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