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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-29 20:32:31

Suman Cherukuri wrote:
>>-----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
>>>UI users are used to Windows look and feel and providing something like
>>>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
>>>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).

This is total nonsense. Even MS switched the L&F when it switched
from Win3.x to Win95/98 to WinXP. No one complains. Are you saying
that *only* MS has the right to change L&F? Or to be more general,
is it the sole right of OS vendors to dictate the L&F?


Joel de Guzman

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