Re: Desktop Development Idea

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Benjamin Trias" <jesuisbenjamin gmail com>
> To: "Steven Yong" <woongiap gmail com>
> Cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:36:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Desktop Development Idea
> Hi Steven,
> Thanks for your interest.
> The idea consists of a dashboard providing the kind of advanced
> information you need about your computer, music, communication,
> weather, home, rss etc. The entire dashboard is hidden below the
> desktop as it were, only to show the topmost part, living just a thin
> edge, much like the current-gnome panel. When hitting a button/icon on
> the panel however, the dashboard rises showing the related
> information. eg. my weather icon shows 23°C, but i want details, so
> when clicking on it, the dashboard rises and i see the weather for the
> entire week, radar-map etc. You can imagine how that applies to other
> types of information.
> Each type of info is contained within a window on the dashboard. You
> can switch window much like tabs, thanks to a menu which can appear
> either on the left or right (the menu consists of a list of those
> types of information).
> You can also pin some of those windows to see multiple kind of
> information simultaneously. A pinned window will also show whenever
> the dashboard would rise again.
> Explicitly closing the dashboard by clicking on an button or cliking
> outside of the dashboard would lower the dashboard again, leaving only
> the topmost panel-like bit visible.
> The space occupied by the dashboard would depend on the amount of data
> to display or be constrained to a maximum by the end-user.
> Notifications could also appear either as a horizontally scrolling
> text on the panel-bit or as a slight rise of this dashboard with text
> to display.
> The point of this is to make all the handy information that most
> people use daily available on the desktop, without having them
> fetching it from various programs or browsers. The switch between
> panel and dashboard is aims at providing flexibility between basic
> information and thorough information.
> I've got some mockup available but i don't know if this message will
> go through with a URL:
> I'm not that good in programming, it took me a while only to figure
> out how to reserve space on the screen, I haven't figured out what's
> the best way to get the raising/lowering of the window yet. I know
> it's way above my league, and it's a pretty clumsy approach, but
> that's what I've got.
> I hope I was somehow clear on what I meant.
> Regards,
> Benjamin
> On 11 August 2011 17:14, Steven Yong < woongiap gmail com > wrote:
> What is your idea?
> On Aug 11, 2011 10:18 PM, "Benjamin Trias" < jesuisbenjamin gmail com
> > wrote:
> >

That seems a little like Leonard OS, but I have to say the current GNOME3 is really not very user friendly,
I have to click many times to open an application, of course we are progressing, the v3.1 is much better than

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