[openbeos] Re: scheduler/reminder

  • From: burton666@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 22 Sep 2003 07:25:18 -0000

>    I didn't say they are mutually exclusive! I said a GUI app shouldn't rely 
> on 
>a CLI one!

Well, I guess the best shot would be using a library which both apps link to, 
but IMNHO, writing a GUI frontend for a CLI app isn't that bad, if it's done as 
it should.
I bet you can't tell the difference between a frontend and a real GUI app.

Problems start arising when the frontend isn't polished enough, and you start 
returning errors like "Foo requires the -z parameter", which clearly shows 
you're using a CLI app.

For an example of a good frontend, have a look at Arcade@home under windows. 
It's a mame frontend, I've used it for years, and I always preferred it over 
Mame32, which is a "real" GUI app.

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