[squeak-dev] looks evolution

Michael Haupt mhaupt at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 20:57:06 UTC 2010


now I really don't want to poleaxe you, but backgrounds textured like
this make me really nervous. Literally, the first thing I did
*immediately* after starting up the 4.1 image for the first time was
to change the background.

Shouldn't progress be about, like, y'know, functionality, robustness,
documentation (me talking), performance?

Yes. It *is* a matter of taste, partially. But you asked for opinions.
I'm an engineer. GUIs I design would probably make you die of
interface poisoning. :-P



On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:51 PM, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> What do folks think about each major Squeak release having slightly
> different appearance?  It seems to have happened, perhaps "naturally,"
> with every version since Squeak 2.9, at least.  I think it's great for
> each release to have its own "personality".
> A different background is a great place to start for keeping things
> fresh with new looks.  Is 4.1 using a small tiled picture of some
> kind?  Here is an alternative which I think looks kind of like rough
> construction paper.  12K though..
>  - Chris

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