Irate Scotsman Strikes Twice

Tuesday, July 1st, 2003 @ 8:01 pm | Programming

The Irate Scotsman, Matt Gemmell, has apparently gone developer-community mad within the last 7 days. This is a good thing.

It all started innocently enough with Matt’s plea to end the icon crisis. Basically, if you create some sort of icon, toolbar or otherwise, and you think others might find it useful, share it with the Macintosh development community.

So far, Matt, Michael McCracken, Gus Mueller, and Buzz Anderson have shared creations used in their software. If I figure out this icon thing, I’ll add something of my own.

From the share-and-share-alike point of view came the idea of taking donations to buy a purchase/commission a set of icons that are available for public usage. Alright, where do I send the check?

Matt’s madness continued on Sunday with the release of SS_PrefsController. SS_PrefsController lets you easily build multi-paned Preference windows, similar to Safari.

The Omni Group provides similar functionality with their OAPreferences class, but SS_PrefsController accomplishes this with fewer dependencies.

If Matt keeps up this pace, I think somebody should start iratescotsmanrumors.com, where Mac developers are free to post wild speculation about Matt’s next Big Thing.

Oh, and by the way, thanks, Matt!

3 Responses to “Irate Scotsman Strikes Twice”

  1. Buzz Andersen Says:

    Reliable sources tell me that Matt will be releasing an SS_Tablet PC soon!

  2. Erik J. Barzeski Says:

    I heard he was working on the SSSchizophrenicPrefsControllerSearchWidgetTextBoxPoupMenu, which will cut development time of any app by 95%. One widget which does nearly all your work.

  3. Eric Blair Says:

    Oooh. Is it metal?