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      /  [POLL] Do you prefer Reaction or MUI?
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Poll : Do you prefer Reaction or MUI?
Reaction - it feels sleeker and more optimized
MUI - it has more features/is more customisable
 
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Petah 
[POLL] Do you prefer Reaction or MUI?
Posted on 18-May-2019 8:34:43
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Cass 
Re: [POLL] Do you prefer Reaction or MUI?
Posted on 18-May-2019 10:03:12
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@Petah

Whatever suits the developer, as long as the program runs to my Amiga.
It`s indifferent to me, it`s not a matter of preference. I have a PPC and the sleekness is the same on both GUIs. Regarding customisation, I leave the default MUI settings on every program.

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Re: [POLL] Do you prefer Reaction or MUI?
Posted on 18-May-2019 12:21:46
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@Petah

I expect some mess up this poll soon, but at least it looks valid for now. 31 votes 50/50.

MUI needs to be registered, but it is not possible to get a registration key, I have paid for it once, not going to pay for it again. This is way Reaction is getting my vote.

Note there where similar I ported GUI of Basilisk from MUI to Reaction a long time ago, when I was lot younger then I'm now. Basically the MUI GUI used lots of macros, and so it easy to rewrite this Macros so they used Reaction, and the end result is wherry similar. This was mostly to have consistent look on the desktop.

I guess this also reactions strong point, if you like, consistency as every programs has too look the same.

I think Reaction is slightly slower then MUI, and maybe not as feature rich.
But where Reaction is not as feature rich it makes up for it in stability. Random MUI classes from AMINET can be nightmare some times to get working.

Compare to GUI systems for other platforms, they can need a big upgrade, UTF8 support is lacking in MUI and Reaction.

Last edited by NutsAboutAmiga on 18-May-2019 at 12:22 PM.

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Hypex 
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Posted on 18-May-2019 17:41:57
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@Petah

You give blank details your post.

Well, I voted ReAction for the user experience. I find it acts better when the client program is busy. As the GUI and menus are still operative. Since it uses the OS to take care of this. Some program interfaces can look better. And system set fonts tend to be used.

I'm generally happy with MUI programs but I find the user interface locks up when the client is busy. Which is a sign that MUI doesn't use the system or Intuition normally for its work but in a customised manner. Otherwise an Intuition interface would respond regardless of client program. I also find that unless AIBB is used interfaces tend to have the dated 90's square look. Font sizes can differ from system so it can look inconsistent. There is also issue with classes as some need updating but it's not a big issue.

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redfox 
Re: [POLL] Do you prefer Reaction or MUI?
Posted on 18-May-2019 18:04:14
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@Petah

I will pass on this one. IMHO, it does not matter as long as the program works well.

As a programmer, I am not far enough along to know which is easier or better to use.
Recently, I made a really nice GUI for one of my ARexx programs, using rxMUI.
I'm still learning and experimenting. Maybe I'll find a way to build a GUI using Reaction.

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NutsAboutAmiga 
Re: [POLL] Do you prefer Reaction or MUI?
Posted on 18-May-2019 20:16:27
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@Hypex

That’s more about what you do in your event loops I think, I guess there are lots old programs with bad old school programing style, that won't be multithreaded.

It's possible to write programs without going multithreaded, queuing tasks, and doing a little parts of larger task, instead of doing the complete task at once. for example.

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