[quote=el.tigre.20]Okay, so I hear quite a lot of negative feelings towards the change or idea of change regarding the Haiku’s user interface.
Come on guys we live in 2012, GUI’s that look like Windows 95 are just not going to be popular with the public and are not acceptable. (And don’t try to tell me that the Haiku GUI looks modern…it doesn’t). t think that the designers of the GUI must and I repeat must do THE Best job they can. Shadows, smooth animations, glossy buttons, are all things that the general public are looking for. And, of course I am bias on this topic, I think that a GUI needs to keep up with the times. Solid lines, boring gradients are all things of the late 20th century, we’ve moved on. Windows now has a sleek Aero theme, Mac OS X has Cocoa, these operating systems are designed by people who know that the public wants. If they didn’t, Windows 7 would still look like DOS 3.1
And I might add (and I mean no offence to anyone) but if you don’t care about the smallest details in a GUI then go back to using a CLI because a lot of people are going to look at Haiku and say “That looks like such an old OS” if you compared the design of say Ubuntu 11.10, to Haiku (they are both free operating systems) people are going to go for Ubuntu. It looks modern, sleek, and easy to use.
Of course, Haiku does have it’s trademark (and I say that loosely because it is a free OS) design, like the yellow menu bar, the blue background. All these things make it a good os, but if you can’t embelish and appreciate some changes to GUI, then just strip Haiku of its graphical environment, and use a CLI, after all if you think it’s that terrific of an OS, then a CLI should still be more than sufficient to you who don’t like design or design change the the GUI.
And I know that many of you were harping on the fact that my GUI doesn’t really accomplish anything…guess what… apart from making an OS function smoothly and logically, THE GUI DOESN’T IMPROVE ANYTHING (I apologize for all caps) but seriously, the GUI is to make the OS look nice, and attractive. And again, if you don’t like it, then use a CLI.
Sorry if this post makes you angry, I cannot and will not try to write a reply or a review objectively, that would be impossible.
And don’t worry, Haiku isn’t in a rush to change their GUI, but I am just warning you, it does need to be updated, even if its small and subtle changes. People like me notice and appreciate them!
You will NEVER, EVER, NEVER get some people to see this. There are even people who can’t see why the Aros GUI that is based on something almost 30 years old should be updated. They give the same arguments. Personally I think they just don’t want too many other people to come play in what they consider to be their sandbox.