XPython (X11)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at alpha1.csd.uwm.edu
Tue Nov 30 19:21:56 CET 1999


On 30 Nov 1999 06:53:29 GMT, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at rempt.xs4all.nl> wrote:
>Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at alpha1.csd.uwm.edu> wrote:
>> On 26 Nov 1999 20:54:47 GMT, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at rempt.xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>>Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at alpha1.csd.uwm.edu> wrote:

>> And I didn't mention pyGNOME, why should I mention to PyKDE?
>Because the two go together - you did mention PyGTK.

True. But I was thinking GUI libraries. The gnome libraries are
If I am still informed correclty a lot more then that.

>> To create an application tied to KDE or GNOME is a mistake in my
>> eyes anyway. <wink>

>Oh, yes, people will agree with you. 
No sadly enough, they don't. They write every application a couple of
times. At least once for GNOME and KDE and then there is always the forgotten
version, makes at least a trippe effort.
(I know I know there are reasons to reimplement sometimes, I am not arguing
these cases.)

>I've one regular correspondent
>who berates me continually for not writing my apps to run inside
>a browser. 

Well a browser is a very limited application development platform.
I think it is overrated and born because people (esp.) made it hard to
develop portable software.

>I don't really care, though - sometimes I need an
>application that's integrated with the rest of my work environment,
>and sometimes I can do with something standalone.

People are so trained in bad user interfaces that they don't 
value got ones. And the web is not a good user interface for a lot
things.

>> people-will-love-it-any-way-ly, yours
>They do, they do, too... ;-).

Perceiving-it-as-a-two-edge-sword-ly, yours
	Bernhard


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