Just outright stunninly confusing
terminal.node at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 19:11:13 PST 2008
Ty Tower wrote:
> You guys may understand what you are doing but others will not
> Its a mess and as a priority , you need to re-organise it and get it understandable and give clear instructions for the use of what you want people to use and help with
> I have 2 directories now
> dwt-linux and
> dwt-linux -examples
> Working in the examples directory it cant find files that are in dwt-linux directory
> If these directories have to be combined in some way say so
> I've asked it before - do I have to copy anything over to get examples to compile?
I understand your frustration.
First, I want to say this: none of dwt would be here without Frank's
astonishing porting skills (and determination); I was way too slow at
porting the main source so I pretty much had to stick to working out a
solution for one internal (albeit important... or at least I keep
telling myself that ;)) piece to the puzzle while Frank progressed full
steam ahead on the rest of the library. It seems he developed some
serious porting know-how through his previous attempts with tioport.
I'm still dazzled by what he's done in such a short amount of time.
So, right now, I'm pretty thankful we have what we got right now: two
almost complete ports of dwt! Wow! ... but that's what you'd see if you
were looking at it from my perspective. :)
DWT does need to be seen as legitimate by the outside world (in this
case the D Community). From the users perspective, I see a lot of things
lacking, and I'm very hopeful and motivated to get these things
straightened out. I don't like knowing that this it extremely confusing
to the user and my goal is to make it NOT so. You are absolutely right,
Ty. But like Jesse said, the project is still in its beginnings despite
the looks of it. Please be patient with us as we try to get organized. :)
Things I'd like to see happen with the DWT project:
* A simple way to install the library for D users, with simple
instructions. This is important but difficult because D users do not
always install dsss, tango, or dmd in the same way. Thus, one set of
instructions are sure to bring about conflicts in unexpected ways. I
would like to simplify this /somehow/, however, and make the process
* A better web presentation... I would love to see something in line
with Tango's wiki. I don't have those kind of design skills, but perhaps
enough interest will attract the talent necessary to do that.
* A DWT logo. I'm impressed with Tango's logo. I want DWT to look good
* Someday... I dream of a Mac OS X port of DWT: having one would
complete the picture for DWT meeting GUI development needs for the three
major platforms. All we need now is for someone to donate a Mac OS X
laptop to Frank so he can work his wonders on that... ;)
* ... and we still need a JFace equivalent for DWT.
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