[plt-scheme] DrScheme wxWindows/wxWidgets support

From: Corey Sweeney (corey.sweeney at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Mar 27 09:44:22 EST 2005

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:13:58 -0600, Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> At Mon, 21 Mar 2005 23:57:45 +0800, Peter Wright wrote:
> > PS. This email was largely inspired by my firing up DrScheme (for the
> > first time in a long while) under a Gnome environment, and going "holy
> > _crap_, this looks ugly". :)
> We have tried to respond to these kind of complaints by improving the
> interface layer directly, ourselves. The Mac OS X version, for example,
> has seen lots of improvements over the last year or so.
> So, in that light, do you have any more specific comments about it's
> ugliness?

I have a couple.  For the ugliness/prettyness issue i'd propose adding
the ability to load standard themes ( 
http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/958/ ) instead of doing your own
artwork.  Note this automatically gets you themes that look like
various platforms (like OSX
http://themes.freshmeat.net/projects/aquax-gtk2/ ).  The people making
these themes are willing do dump way more time into getting things to
look nice then any of us ever will.
[of interest, themes will come automatically with the gtk2 ports]

This is basically what i've been saying in my desktop proposal/rant -
http://students.depaul.edu/~csweeney/DFSP.html .

As for the "feel", making the tabs tearable would make the tabbing
expirence way better for me.  For those who havn't used them, programs
like galeon allow you to grab a tab, and drag it to somewhere else on
the tab bar, and the program will re-sort the order of the tabs.  you
can try galeon at: http://galeon.sourceforge.net/

Of course my proposals are probably a lot more work then the others
that were proposed.


> Thanks,
> Robby

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