[Coco] CoCo GUI
dgacke at ektarion.com
Tue Aug 10 20:33:09 EDT 2004
I like the idea of updating the GUI.
What about a contiki like GUI? Not sure what all is there. I know James
Dessart was looking at it, not sure where it is currently though.
From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com]
On Behalf Of Allen Huffman
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 7:20 PM
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
Subject: [Coco] CoCo GUI
Okay, in order to keep 100% compatibility, and since OS-9 has no
(released) provision for moveable, resizable windows, and since we
probably don't want to do an entire new window driver ... (do we?) ...
The CoCo GUI could basically be a program launcher -- Windows Explorer,
Mac OS Finder, etc -- with the ability to browse files, do standard
desktop things like copy/move/cut/paste. Drag and drop to a printer
icon to print. Pull down menus, windows, etc. Apps could be written
to live inside of this environment, but clicking on other types of apps
could transparently launch them -- in their own screen (CLEAR to flip
to that screen, for example).
Now, some things could be made to run on this GUI if we actually built
it to use OS-9 L2 Windowing, just like MultiVue.
So I guess --- what's the thought? Ground up replacement, running old
programs on their own old style windows? Or MultiVue replacement,
using the Tandy Windowing environment with a new GUI on that?
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