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Re: [Patch] setup.exe - no skip/keep option buggyness
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot Com
- Subject: Re: [Patch] setup.exe - no skip/keep option buggyness
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 21:18:32 -0500
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On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 09:11:43PM -0500, Brian Keener wrote:
>As to the spin control, I like it - but everyone elses discontent with
>it makes me ask - what do you envision in its place - I might like that
I actually don't dislike the spin control. It's quite powerful and once
you get used to it, it makes sense.
I think that the "get used to it" part is the problem. It's a barrier
to users. The first time user probably doesn't need it but once someone
discovers that they need to download sources, too, they're in trouble.
This is probably why things like drop-down menus were invented. Everyone
seems to understand those.
Here's a really radical idea -- how about throwing out all of the windows
specific stuff and the .rc file and going with something like fltk
( http://www.fltk.org/ ) instead?