From: "Simon Taylor" I FULLY agree with you! It's just it will take some time until we have a new drawing API(bitmaps/gradients/alpha/geometric transformations). And it can't be done right/best because we'd loose binary compatibility! We said it before, a major API redesign and some app_server work, must be done; and to have "a patch" for the UI is not quite that good. If it's important, IT CAN be done! Without breaking BC, and still be easy to include in R2. Adi.