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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-04 06:53:27

John Torjo wrote:

>>>More seriously, UI consistancy with the local platform is rather
>>>important. On X systems, every time you double-click the title it
>>>collapses into it, while on Windows it maximises! The GUI should by
>>>default behave the same as the rest of the user's programs.
>>>Think of it as localising to the users UI locale.
>>Thats a good point, but is that not convention only? Its not required behaviour.
>>Suppose I am on an XWindows system and I want MSWindows behaviour. That point
> I think you're thinking like a programmer here :)
> (and not like a user).
> A user expects your program to follow a standard (the OS's standard)

Well, some OSes don't have any GUI standard, unfortunately. I do believe
localization is a good concept. Of course, the default locale would be
'native', so everybody should ba happy, right ?


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