[squeak-dev] [ANN] Maui 1.2 release 1
hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 22:44:47 UTC 2010
thank you for taking your time to update Maui so quickly for 4.1.
I wanted to load it into my Squeak 4.1 working image.
I ran into an obstacle.
How do I open SqueakMap in 4.1? The class is not there.
BTW what does Maui stand for?
On 4/21/10, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> In conjunction with the release of Squeak 4.1, I have made a new
> release of Maui that works with 4.1 and will be supported on that
> platform going forward.
> Maui is a user-interface builder for Squeak with a goal of _quickly_
> producing effective drag-and-drop user-interfaces without having to
> write any code (although interfaces are also easily created via code).
> When used in conjunction with MaSarPackage (to announced shortly),
> applications can be easily deployed to SqueakMap that include the
> designers Maui-based user-interface.
> Maui is the framework I use exclusively for internal UI's at my
> company. Obviously I like it because I designed it to conform to my
> principles of an effective UI. However, a naked-objects type of
> user-interface will not be suitable for many situations or tastes. My
> teammates seem to be liking it, although they are polite.
> Nonetheless, it can be quite useful to have in the image for "quick
> and dirty" but useful image tools that just aren't easy to do any
> other way..
> To use, in a standard Squeak 4.1 image, open SqueakMap, find Maui,
> install "1.2r1".
> To build a UI immediately, try dragging "Association" out of the
> browser onto the desktop. That's the Association class on the
> desktop, so drag the *class-side* constructor, #key:value: onto it...
> Your first Maui UI.
> I would have liked, of course, to release this with a bunch of
> "content" to entertain you. But given my large agenda, short
> resources, and the relatively low response to 1.1, I would like to try
> to get more mileage out of the original pdf document available on the
> swiki, into which I did put quite a bit of work into explaining Maui.
> Comments or questions about this 1.2 are very welcome.
> - Chris
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