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. -- Alan _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer