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Mac-like Dynamic Windows?
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 88 11:59 EST
From: rjb1%vega%gte.com@RELAY.CS.NET (Richard J Brandau)
I'm looking for an easy way to get Mac-like windows on the Symbolics
screen. That is, I want windows that are painless to reshape and
relocate, can stack, and will close at a click of the mouse. The idea
is for these windows to behave w.r.t. a superior Dynamic Window
more-or-less like Mac windows behave w.r.t. the Desktop (rather than
rigidly tiled, like the Symbolics Constraint-Frame approach). It's not
"Look and Feel" that I'm after; SunView windows are close enough, too.
I could define such a window flavor, of course -- and I will, if
necessary, but I can't be the first to need such a thing. Anyone
willing to share their window flavor, or must I hack?
-- Rich Brandau
GTE Laboratories Incorporated
In all seriousness, you could buy a MacIvory, which has user-interface
support for using Mac windows directly. You can use all the things like
table formatting, graphic formatting, GRAPHICS:DRAW-xxx, presentations,
menus, AVV's, etc., on them, and you have to do practically no work to
get this to work.
That is not to say that a native implementation of Mac windows is not a
good idea, but the MacIvory supports it painlessly.