[plt-scheme] Announce: mzgtk2 release 2 version

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Jan 6 17:21:20 EST 2007

As I said, I want both and I am grateful for the effort. I do insist  
that MrEd isn't undersold. It's much much more than people say it is.  
-- Matthias

On Jan 6, 2007, at 5:09 PM, Ray Racine wrote:

> To point out an analogy to the Java world:
> 	-Sun Swing: Low level drawing runtime upon which a tightly meshed,
> fully Java-ish widget set was built.  Lots of advantages, cons: not
> native look & feel, slow...
> 	-IBM/Eclipse SWT: Full top to bottom Peer bindings to the contextual,
> to the running app, native widget set, pros: fast, familiar and snappy
> L&F, cons: requires explicit memory management etc, loss of  
> smoothness.
> Both continue to do well and many Java people bounce from one to the
> other as to what best fits the bill.
> The analogy is not equivalence but interesting similarity to me
> nonetheless.
> That debate, btw, has been running in Java-land for - years.  And it
> ain't over yet.  Depending on the success of the the mzgtk2 bindings I
> could see this topic breaking out on this list for years to come 2-3
> times a year.  Mark your calendars now.
> I will say, as someone, who is coming back to Scheme (because it _is_
> constantly getting better and better and better) from a 2-3 year  
> wander
> in the desert of PL, as a pretty hardcore Linux guy, who sees GTK all
> the live-long-day, and who as I type is rotating Gnome desktops as
> facets on a 3-D polygon cube (OpenGL-3D accelerated), those  
> screenshots
> that Hans posted ... well, visual Viagra, practically passed out and
> dropped my new laptop from the nose dive in blood pressure.
> On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 14:48 -0500, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> Matthew has tightly integrated the executable and the GUI system...
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