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Userland.com: UserLand releases MacBird as Open Source

Jan 03, 2000, 16:40 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Winer)

[ Thanks to Luke Tymowski for this link. ]

"MacBird: The Open Source graphic user interface builder and runtime."

"On 1/3/00 we released the source code of this classic Macintosh application. It's a draw program with grouping and alignment that's used to design and run graphic user interfaces."

"In the age of the Web it may have new relevance, because it employs UI techniques and consistency that may have been lost as "coolness" became the standard, not ease of use and user performance...."

"It should be easy to port MacBird to Windows, BeOs and Linux. It wants to be cross-platform, to include the most popular user platforms in a compatible network of graphic user interfaces that go beyond what web browsers can do. And of course since it's open source it can be baked into the browsers, probably quite easily."

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