[squeak-dev] [ANN] Maui 1.2 release 1
asqueaker at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 03:27:06 UTC 2010
Besides being a place I could dream to visit, "Maui" reflects the
simple concatenation of my namespace-prefix, Ma, with the abbreviation
for "user-interface". Not to mention the actual island's connection
with Earth's magmatic geology, of course.. :)
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Hannes Hirzel <hannes.hirzel at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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