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#1 Oct. 31, 2005 14:51:16

Joao V.
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[Glade-devel] Matisse-like construction


Hello folks,

The next release of the Java IDE Netbeans will feature a new GUI
Builder they made, called Matisse. I've been playing around with it,
and i'm quite impressed. Layouts in Java are often too complex, which
makes it hard to create a decent gui builder; but i think they've got
it right this time.

Now, Glade has nothing to do with Java, so let me get to my point. The
point is: the _way_ Matisse interacts with the user is really nice,
giving you 'hints' as to how to where you should put the component,
etc.

And another interesting thing is that Matisse doesn't use the usual
complex layout managers, it uses as layout manager called GroupLayout,
which may have a lot in common with the current way layout works in
Gtk (with boxes grouping the components vertically and horizontally).

So, maybe Glade could get some ideas from it. Here's a flash
presentation of Matisse:http://www.netbeans.org/files/documents/4/475/matisse.htmlCheers,
J.V.
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#2 Nov. 11, 2005 22:34:20

David M.
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[Glade-devel] Matisse-like construction


On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 02:51:11PM +0000, Joao Victor wrote:

> giving you 'hints' as to how to where you should put the component,

I believe they got this idea from Interface Builder.

Since freeform layout is rarely used in Gtk, it doesn't really apply.

I do think there are a lot of other great ideas that one can get from
Interface Builder and the Cocoa API.

Dave Cook
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#3 Nov. 14, 2005 18:08:38

Daniel E.
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[Glade-devel] Matisse-like construction


What about to have a MDI intarce to create your the GUI. In most
cases, you could create a small Window or a Dialog inside another
Window (MDI), and aboid the use of a lot of Windows with the tools
you'll need; I think that form of work is really unfriendly and heavy
way to work.

2005/11/11, David M. Cook <>:
> On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 02:51:11PM +0000, Joao Victor wrote:
>
> > giving you 'hints' as to how to where you should put the component,
>
> I believe they got this idea from Interface Builder.
>
> Since freeform layout is rarely used in Gtk, it doesn't really apply.
>
> I do think there are a lot of other great ideas that one can get from
> Interface Builder and the Cocoa API.
>
> Dave Cook
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