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Old 06-21-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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Star Trek's LCARS ("okudagram") interface open source?


know where one could get a full working star trek interface?

preferably not just some graphics and sounds botched onto an existing desktop manager.

does it exist already?

if not, http://lcarsdeveloper.com/ will likely b essential for anyone wanting to contribute to making it.


ps,
ideally with integrated voice command activation too.

maybe even a learning command kinda thing.... so that rather than faced with the dead-ends of unrecognized commands, verbal or typed commands can evolve to meet with natural human intended commands. but thats maybe for developements further along the road elsewhere. right now i just wanna see LCARS a functioning reality.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 11:06 AM   #2
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The actual practicality of using it for your main gui is absurd. To give a real good feel for it, you would have to offer custom controls for things like media players (which at least some have daemon type controls) Not to mention, full screening applications becomes impractical to the theme. But then a nice pop out on the left would work... or something the slides from the top left.... Well OK it could be done... there is somewhat of a project on sourceforge but it doesn't look like it's a complete window manager. I think if one wanted to start making one, they should use a completely featureless window manager like OpenBox as a start. Then all they have to do is make the gui to control changing of the desktops and grouping the windows properly.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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still researchin this among other tasks

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The actual practicality of using it for your main gui is absurd.
disagreed. such an assertion, idk how can be validly made for something that isnt even made to the basic level yet, let alone developed. or is it... http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=lcars# (just presuming this isnt open source, and is just a skin for mobilephone software, but it gives you some idea)
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To give a real good feel for it, you would have to offer custom controls for things like media players (which at least some have daemon type controls) Not to mention, full screening applications becomes impractical to the theme.
i would have thought custom controls would be standard for lcars throughout... all the more especially for open source software where all the comunity are welcome to contribute to include all the features wanted.
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But then a nice pop out on the left would work... or something the slides from the top left.... Well OK it could be done...
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there is somewhat of a project on sourceforge but it doesn't look like it's a complete window manager.
* goes to look * seems to be just for windows. * tries it on a windows machine * and it seems a touch buggy, or at least awkward to install. oh look, my first BSOD in years! and i wasnt even running it at that moment.
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I think if one wanted to start making one, they should use a completely featureless window manager like OpenBox as a start.
definately agreed. openbox a great choice. though this is something i also think the likes of dwm/xmonad/other might be of great use.
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Then all they have to do is make the gui to control changing of the desktops and grouping the windows properly.
yup. reason i think the tiling wms might b of use, is well... the lcars as seen in star trek IS tiling... or at the very least, not stacking.
you always see it making maximal use of the screen space, just like a tiling wm (but prettier ).

thnx for your reply.. it's given me lots to go on n move forward with this a little more.

*does a search for lcars in sourceforge (insteada just using goog like first time) just before sending...*
http://sourceforge.net/search/?type_...ft&words=lcars
oh... lots to check out!

*blushes *

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Old 06-21-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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Why do people do that? It's really annoying quote and comment to a post line by line. Most people are intelligent enough that when they read the posts in order they can fully conceptualize the entire conversation... Unless you actually speak like that. In which case, I'm sorry.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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Why do people do that? It's really annoying quote and comment to a post line by line. Most people are intelligent enough that when they read the posts in order they can fully conceptualize the entire conversation... Unless you actually speak like that. In which case, I'm sorry.
This is equally annoying. I mean, I am replying to the previous post AND quoting the entire post. WTF. waste of space.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 11:25 PM   #6
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i tried it a few years ago ,i built in in mingw .It was fun for about 30 min.
 
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@lumak - there is no restriction on how people respond. Whether they want to respond point by point or just do an all-encompassing response. It's not as if we waste paper by posting here. If a post has a number of points raised, it makes sense to respond to each point in turn to ensure there's no mix up about which line responds to which. If you do have an issue with the way a member answers a post, feel free to mail them off line or to report the post to a mod.
 
  


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