[JDEV] UI opinions..
arh14 at cornell.edu
arh14 at cornell.edu
Thu Aug 5 08:29:53 CDT 1999
Right...the code size is not my concern...that will probably be
negligable, and RAM is a dime a dozen these days. My overzealous
resource conservation concern was that it takes CPU (and whatever other
OS resources) to load all that stuff, set up the handlers, blit the
bitmaps, etc, etc. I'm just being an old crank. I realize it's probably
negligable, but I want it to run as fast as possible on slow boxes (and
if you've used ICQ lately you may have noticed that on slow machines
(<75mhz!?) all those bells and whistles really load it down).
Sure...someone will probably hack the executable resources anyway (like
they started with Winamp).
On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, Thomas D. Charron wrote:
> I can build it without the overhead.. They just won't be able to move buttons, etc.. ;-P Basically, instead of using REAL buttons, you use bitmaps that use onclick/onover, etc.. Then allow them to configure it to use different bitmaps, otherwise, uses build in ones, which, if done correctly, only add like 20k to the final..
> I CAN say that this will NOT be in the WinJab, which is the default client that I'd like to point out, is ready for CVS checkin.. ;-P CVS fixed yet?
> Thomas Charron
> On Thu, 5 Aug 1999 08:07:18 Tim Lesher wrote:
> >> Actually I would like seeing skinning *not* supported, just as a matter of
> >> resource conservation. I really have no need to skin an IM.
> >Note that I didn't say I wanted to see skinning because I need it or use it.
> >I simply said that skinnable interfaces would attract a certain, and I
> >believe large, segment of the population. Looking at the popularity of
> >NeoPlanet, WinAmp, KDE, Enlightenment, et al, it appears that people want
> >that kind of functionality.
> >Given the ease-of-use of the Jabber client libraries, I'll bet hard currency
> >that *someone* is going to write a skinnable client.
> >Tim Lesher
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