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Re: XWin design suggestion
Hi again Harold.
Harold L Hunt II <email@example.com> wrote in
in gmane.os.cygwin.xfree on Mon, 05 May 2003 10:56:25 -0400:
> I like this idea. Are you sure this isn't the Windows standard? I
> would have to check the user interface guidelines, but I suspect that
> the actual standard is more like yours than it is like my simple idea.
/Which/ Windows standard? Microsoft change their GUI guidelines every
eight months or so! ;-)
I think message boxes will pop-up centred on their parent hWnd (or the
desktop if hwndParent == NULL in the MessageBox call) but dialog boxes
have to be coded to do this. I don't know whether Microsoft ever
specified the behaviour in their waffle.
> Ah ha... some people get the impression that XWin.exe is a Cygwin app.
> It isn't.
Try running it without cygwin1.dll! ;-D
I do get your point though. It's not a straight port of a POSIX
application that uses /only/ the Cygwin API. It necessarily contains a
great deal of Windows-specific code.
Do we need a new term for things like XWin and rxvt? WinCyg
> In any case, I still think that user preferences should be stored in the
> Think about a check box that says "Don't ask this again" on
> the Exit confirmation dialog box.
Erm ... yes? Why not read/write this from/to $HOME/.XWinrc or
> Thanks for your input. I appreciate it.
Just kicking stuff around.