#39 qt or gtk instead motif

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2003-03-04
2003-03-04
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Hi! i think could be cool use Qt or gtk instead motif

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  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Notice that NEdit is intrinsically a Motif editor. It isn't possible
    to change that to qt, gtk or whatever.

    This is different from console editors as vim or (x)emacs.

    For an example of how to configure Motif to look better, see
    http://www.nr.no/~joachim/Niki/

     
  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2003-03-04

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    Yeah, it could, esp. considering what I hear from KDE editors.

    However NEdit is Motif through and through, so it won't happen.

     
  • Pete Zaitcev

    Pete Zaitcev - 2003-03-12

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    It would amount to a rewrite, as was mentioned previously,
    but some pieces could be salvaged.

    First, most GNOME or GTK+ apps UI was designed by someone
    who had no clue whatsoever about UI (by hackers, basically).
    Just keeping the Nedit UI is valuable,
    if creeping featurism can be kept under control, etc.

    Second, the code to deal with the file is valuable. Most
    people these days read their files in RAM, which is pathetic.

    Personally, I do not care for the macro language, but some
    might want to keep that, too.

    BTW, failed the GTK+ rewrite, I'd settle tor an update to
    OpenMotif 2.2. One less shared library...

     
  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2003-03-12

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    Re: UI
    I think that some things in NEdit could be improved with a
    better widget set. So you can call that feature creep.

    Re: Files
    That's the thing NEdit does. What's pathetic about it?

    Re: Macro Language
    I wouldn't use an editor without one.

    Re: Motif 2.2
    NEdit is supposed to run with any Motif since 1.2. Motif 2.2
    is buggy, not unsupported.

     

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