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Old 06-05-2008, 07:12 PM
rickman
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Default Re: ANNOUNCE:-- TimingAnalyzer Free Version -- Draw timing diagrams

On Jun 5, 12:53 pm, KJ <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Jun 5, 9:14 am, Brian Drummond <[email protected]>
> wrote:> On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:44:03 -0700 (PDT), rickman <[email protected]>
>
> > Do you work in the NHS, or for one of their equipment suppliers?
> > All the CUI references (includinghttp://www.mscui.net/seemto be
> > associated with the health care sector.

>
> I think what rickman was trying to remember was the 'Common User
> Access' or 'CUA' developed by IBM.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_User_Access
>
> KJ


I had the initials right, but the name wrong. The wiki article you
link to calls it...

Windows Consistent User Interface standard (CUI),

Notice the wiki note that

CUA has never had significant impact on Unix terminal applications.

That explains a lot of why people don't tend to migrate between
Windows and *nix. I know that most open source programs that I have
tried seemed to me to have a bizarre user interface. I know that I am
more sensitive to this sort of thing than most people, but once I see
something that works well, I really, really hate to go back to poor
practices.

For the most part any new program should try to emulate the UI of the
other common programs out there, only altering features if it *really*
has a positive impact.

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