jed at nersc.gov
Mon Apr 7 16:21:10 CDT 2008
On 4/7/2008 1:01 PM, ihab.awad at gmail.com wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Jed Donnelley <jed at nersc.gov> wrote:
> File | Open is amenable to ocap treatment in the same way that the Mac
> Finder and Windows Explorer shells are (yes, they *are*!!) OOUIs. They
> were born of the same lineage that produced Self, and their basic
> workings were designed when OpenDoc was in fashion.
> The problem is that they stop at a fixed granularity and data type --
> processes and files.
If what you're saying is that the missing piece is the underlying
OO infrastructure then we are in perfect agreement.
I believe the power box UI can apply to any object (not just a file)
and to any domain separated running programs (not just 'processes').
I'm not sure what problem you are referring to. Can you perhaps
give an example of a needed OOUI that the power box model can't
be applied to?
I agree that the Mac Finder and the Windows Explorer shells
are OOUIs. That's partly why the same effective user
interface works so naturally over an OO infrastructure
to provide effective POLA.
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