[Mono-list] missing "native feel" ?

Rob.Tillie@Student.tUL.EDU Rob.Tillie@Student.tUL.EDU
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 07:41:54 +0200


I don't know what you're talking about.
A real normal user expects a start button (on every os), looks for the
correct icon, and clicks it. Even better, a shortcut exists on his desktop.
These shortcuts do not bear an extension, so I don't know what all the fuzz
is about.
The only native feel a user expects is a native look and feel, not a grey /
purple looking app that doesn't fit in your os...

-- Rob.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas R. Corbin [mailto:corbin@samsixedd.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 11:16 PM
> To: mono-list@lists.ximian.com
> Subject: RE: [Mono-list] missing "native feel" ?
> On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 14:53, Todd Berman wrote:
> > > > ... then WRAP it like everything else.
> > >
> > > 	I will - but isn't one reason to use computers is to get stuff
> > > automated, to make our life easier?  It would be nice if every
> > > programmer out there didn't have to do this by hand.
> >
> > No one forces you to use the .exe file ending, but doing anything else
> > is confusing to your uses.
> 	If you are suggesting just leaving off the .exe, then I don't think
> that really gets what's been suggested above, you couldn't just execute
> "foo" as opposed to "foo.exe".  You'd still have to do "mono foo".
> >
> > I believe that mcs can output file instead of file.exe just fine, and
> > mono should be able to execute file instead of file.exe without any
> > issues.
> >
> > However, mono will *still* need to execute file, its not magic.
> >
> > We are writing software, not making rabbits jump out of hats.
> 	I don't know, mono seems like a pretty fine magic!
> >
> > Regardless, I recommend manually wrapping it with a shell script, as
> > that allows you to put private dlls in your AppBase without
> > poluting /usr/bin with a bunch of .dlls. That is by far the best way to
> > go.
> 	It would be nice if there was a standard beginning wrapper that
> could
> be used until or unless something more advanced is needed.
> 	Or maybe not even a script, there's got to be a better way.
> >
> > But its a problem that has lots of different solutions. Pick the one
> > that works for you, and use it.
> 	I will end up wrapping stuff manually, but only because there
> doesn't
> seem to be any enthusiasm for doing anything else.  I know, I know I
> could try to add it myself, but I don't think it would get accepted.
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