ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Nov 26 11:53:06 CST 2006
Jan Schenkel wrote:
> The "Appearance Manager" is just like any other
> lookAndFeel - the engine may hand off the drawing of
> the controls to the operating system instead of
> drawing those with its internal routines....
...with one critical distinction: No operating system other than
Apple's has anything called an "Appearance Manager". In fact, I'm not
even sure if recent implementations of OS X do either.
When XP came along, the "Appearance Manager" token became extended to
also specify OS-native lookAndFeel for that platform, even though the
token makes no sense in that OS. Presumably when Rev adopts support for
GDK it'll use the same token for those OS-native appearances, further
decaying any useful meaning the term "Appearance Manager" may have once had.
So as long as we're on the subject, it would be simpler and less
confusing to depricate "Appearance Manager" in favor of a more universal
token, maybe something like "native".
Anyone know if this is in BZ? If not, I'll gladly add it.
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