Some doubts 'bout Revolution

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sun Oct 5 13:45:01 EDT 2003

Roger.E.Eller at wrote:

> Set the lookAndFeel to "MacOSX" -- would be a nice Christmas present this
> year.

I'd rather have a new bicycle. :)

Emulating OS X'x complex Appearance Manager would be a tremendous amount of
work, effectively requiring the reverse-engineering and re-implementation of
the Quartz rendering engine along with it for it to look right.

I'd much rather see that amount of effort go into a hundred other new
features, the sum of all of which would likely cost less.

Besides, OS X is such an odd beast that the best way to build apps for it is
to at least spend some time tweaking on that OS natively.  One of the
downsides to implementing Aqua emulation would be to encourage a false
confidence for things that might look good buy do not work properly once
actually deployed there.

 Richard Gaskin 
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