Paolo Bolzoni paolo.bolzoni.brown at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 11:40:10 CET 2016

And besides, it's much easier to build a GUI app in front of a C API
than a command line application.

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:35 AM, Robert J. Hansen <rjh at sixdemonbag.org> wrote:
>> And then, it is not difficult to build a GUI app on top of a
>> command-line tool that works properly. I cannot do it, but somebody
>> maybe can do it easily.
> Oh, it's *hard*.  Look at how long it took Enigmail to get into a state
> where it wasn't painful to use -- and there are still, today, parts
> about it that give me the heebie-jeebies.  (Admittedly, I don't have a
> good fix for it, but...)
> User interface design is a hard subject.  It requires a much different
> set of skills than software development, particularly cognitive
> psychology.  Look at how much money Apple spends making user interfaces;
> they're not throwing that much money at the problem because it's easy.  ;)
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