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From: Suman Cherukuri (suman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-30 13:26:26

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> On Behalf Of Bo Persson
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 10:59 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Reason for Java's Success
> "Joel de Guzman" <joel_at_[hidden]> skrev i meddelandet
> news:dhjj0q$fq2$
> > David Abrahams wrote:
> >
> > Understood. I apologize for my tone. Still, I simply do not buy
> > this "comfortable with the existing standards" thing. OS vendors,
> > including MS, change the L&F all the time. People adjust quickly
> > unless the L&F is too alien.
> No. When I moved from win 95 to XP, I expected the applications to
> look like XP applications. Those that had the old look-and-feel felt
> really old and were soon replaced.
> For people using only one platform, there is no requirement what so
> ever to have an application look the same on Windows, Linux, OSX, and
> Palm OS. There is a requirement that all programs look and behave
> similar to each other, for the specific platform.
> Bo Persson

I agree with Bo. In my experience, the majority of complaints I got from my
customers about Java UI is its "different" look on Windows. Java UI looks
the same on all platforms and it's acceptable by a VERY few people, mostly
in the IT department where they maintain different platforms. But for an
average user of the application, they are comfortable with the L&F of the
machine they use daily and needless to say, most of them are Windows boxes.

If Boost UI can adapt to the native L&F it'd be more useful and will be
widely accepted. If we decide on one UI for any and all the platforms, we
may face a lot of challenges in acceptance.


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