On Tue, 23 May 2006, Michael Schumacher wrote:
> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 00:51:56 +0200
> From: Michael Schumacher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: GIMP Developer <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] SoC Q: SDI vs MDI?
> Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> > Is the SoC page correct where it asks for an "SDI manager widget"?
> > Wouldn't that be an "MDI manager widget"?
> AFAIK this is mixed. The project wasn't taken, btw.
> > MDI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_document_interface
> > SDI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_document_interface
> > Or does the Wikipedia have it backwards?
> I don't think so.
GIMP has what I would describe as CSDI, Controlled Single Document
interface. The toolbox acts as a control window but each document has a
signle window of its own. (Photoshop on the Mac would also be CSDI but
the menubar acts at the control window. I've seen other programs
which have a seperate menubar as the control window, including
a version of Mathematica and various IDE.
Inkscape has what I would call straight SDI.
I dont think Wikipedia is entirely clear without necessarily being
inaccurate, it just needs more information.
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