[lively-kernel] Lively IDE Mockups

Steve Wart steve at wart.ca
Wed Jun 23 20:33:05 CEST 2010

Yes I noticed that you've done a huge amount of work. I asked about the IDE
because that is how I conceptualize the object model. Once I understand that
hopefully all the rest of it will come together for me.

One thing that Apple insists on when defining the user experience for a new
application is to come up with a clear statement of purpose. Not only what
it is its intended user base (casual, professional, etc.), but also what it
is explicitly not intended for. What *can't* Lively do?.

I've seen a couple of posts from Dan on his vision for Lively, but I still
wonder, is it an educational environment, or is it something people can use
to build commercial quality client-server applications?

Smalltalk evolved in rather unexpected ways I think. I don't think I'm
looking for Lively on Rails, but I am interested in applications that appeal
to mainstream development needs.

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Philip Weaver <philmaker at gmail.com> wrote:

> Emailing from phone. Back online in a day or so. Existing mockups
> cover more than ide. They are maybe 10% complete and mainly for
> inspiration. An overview at this point and existing ide mockups are
> not necessarily accurate. Want to explore things like: zoom to morph,
> zoom to selection, morph navigation via the main column browser,
> multiple selection in a column stacks views in the next column,
> contextual menu as a single column column browser maybe for zoom to
> morph. Existing mockups need more simplification and some other
> solutions.
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