[plt-scheme] Announce: mzgtk2 release 2 version

From: Corey Sweeney (corey.sweeney at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Jan 6 18:37:46 EST 2007

The name came from a desire to have something that sounded like "Mred",
since the software acts like Mred.  And it sounded cool.  The reference to
the old plt "dead" logo was actually then a bonus.  But aparently it would
be better if i didn't mention that part anymore. heh


On 1/6/07, Geoffrey S. Knauth <geoff at knauth.org> wrote:
> On Jan 6, 2007, at 14:18, Corey Sweeney wrote:
> > However on top of the gtk2 calls in mzgnome, we wrote "Mrdead".
> > Mrdead is a bunch of plt-standard objects that wrap the mzgnome gtk
> > commands to exactly match the Mred interface.  I.E.  It was
> > possible to write a program that workd with Mred, or gtk, depending
> > on which module you "(require " 'd.   This was ideal cause it
> > allowed use of the current tools, and at the developers option, you
> > could use either the continuation safe version (if you wanted to
> > use continuations), or the pretty version (if you wanted to use
> > themes or whatever).  Also this make gtk work with GUIbuilder,
> > which as pretty cool.
> I was going to ask if anyone had done this, and there you have.  Only
> the name "MrDead" might be dispiriting.  Where did that name come
> from?  If it's really from the Grateful Dead, OK, I can map that.
> I offer a feeble alternative name:   MkGoo?  Goo as in GUI, k as in
> gtk.  k could also be for kontinuation if the gtk end of things
> becomes continuation-safe.  Goo also because of Mr Magoo, a cartoon
> from my youth.
> Geoffrey
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