[racket] [racket-bug] all/14865: Instances of button% don't not respond to (stretchable-height #t) and [min-height 300].

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Thu Dec 4 06:47:49 EST 2014

Antony Blakey wrote on 12/03/2014 10:09 PM:
> I'm responsible for the Native L&F for VisualWorks Smalltalk (which is entirely synthetic), and it's a big deal for many of our customers. Even on Windows.

Very glad to see a VisualWorks person here!

(Not everyone knows, but VisualWorks began pushing the envelope of 
emulating native GUI look&feel starting circa 1990.  IIRC, you could be 
on your Sun workstation, and switch your VW image between different L&Fs 
quickly -- a list something like Open Look, Motif, MS Windows, MacOS, 
and the classic Smalltalk-80.  VW was already doing this back when even 
big-name technical workstation apps didn't even try, and just used a 
look&feel specific to the app on every platform -- AutoCAD, Interleaf, 
sorta FrameMaker, etc. Of course, as Antony says, native L&F is harder 
nowadays, especially since users have become very sensitive to the nuances.)

Neil V.

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