Author Topic: Native Cocoa OSX version? Fix SE on X11 instead!  (Read 4409 times)


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Native Cocoa OSX version? Fix SE on X11 instead!
« on: March 10, 2008, 10:06:01 am »
okay the title is maybe a little unfriendly - sorry for that.

But I wonder a bit of all the complaints about not having a native mac os x version. Why do you ask

"Native Cocoa OSX version?"

the better question would be:

"what do we need on OSX?"

- snappy interface
- nice interface
- nice fonts
- non-broke drag and drop (yes my SE likes to crash)
- non-broke mouse

I know this is not too specific. But its hard to describe feelings and SE on Mac *feels* definitely not good.

IMHO the SE team should do a major rewrite of their X11 version. No native Mac version needed. Fix SE on X11 instead.

If you want to know of what I'm talking about have a look at WingIDE (Python Ide on X11): (Cocoa-style on a linux toolkit)

if you work with wingide you almost never feel the need for something more native. it gets the job done the right way.

just my 2c.



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Re: Native Cocoa OSX version? Fix SE on X11 instead!
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 02:34:50 pm »
Like you said, your comments are not specific.

Before I ask a lot of question, I want to ask a fairly specific question.

Does WingIDE display a different list of fonts? Or does a specific font look better in WingIDE? If different fonts are displayed, what are they?