On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Jimmy Thrasher wrote:

> At 04:58 PM 10/26/2001 +0900, you wrote:
> >This is beginning to sound cooler and cooler. Even though I'm not willing
> >to contribute (got enough Ruby projects as is) I'd like to note a thing
> >that IMHO hampers some projects that does this: If it looks very different
> >to what people are used to it will feel awkward even if it may be
> >better. It must be very much better to overcome the awkwardness of being
> >different. This is from my impressions with Squeak. YMMV.
> 
> While I agree with you, I'm still on a Squeak-is-really-cool high, and I 
> like the idea of Ruby having such an environment, unhampered by native GUI 
> toolkits.
> 
Yes, that would be nice, especially if its very portable. I'm unsure how
SDL compares here (to Squeak's BitBlt for example). Do you know?

> use a native toolkit without being limited by it?  Once one plays with 
> Squeak and morphic for a while, one begins to wonder why real toolkits 
> don't do that.
> 
I haven't played with Morphic. Could you give a short description of its
main benefits. (Or was it in earlier mails, I missed it?)

Regards,

Robert