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From: Suman Cherukuri (suman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-29 15:56:49

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> On Behalf Of Stefan Seefeld
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 1:41 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Reason for Java's Success
> Suman Cherukuri wrote:
> > IMHO, when talking about UI, we should consider Windows UI. Majority of
> the
> > UI users are used to Windows look and feel and providing something like
> it
> > would definitely appeal to most of the UI developers, including myself.
> >
> > Java AWT and Swing are not good examples to consider for UI design. Sun
> > made a deliberate effort not follow the standards set by Microsoft and
> they
> > haven't done a good job in providing an alternative.
> Then let's go down that route all the way and use MFC, too !
> (speaking of 'following the standards set by Microsoft'...)
> Resistance is futile...
> Sarcastically your's
> Stefan
> PS: Sorry, couldn't resist.

No offence taken. Whether we like it or not, it's the reality that the
majority of the UI users are comfortable with the existing "standards". One
can be bold and come up with a whole new design, but as a commercial
developer, I'd be really hesitant to change the face of my software just
because it's new (and may be better).


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