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Old 03-09-2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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Litotas Desktop, a new Linux Desktop environment, work started

i've started work on a new Linux desktop, which primary goal will be to be as easy to use as possible.

Here the link about my ideas of the desktop:

What's already done? I've started work on the top panel. A clock in the middle with a calendar under it when a user clicks on the clock is implemented. On the right side is a user menu from where the user can reach the preferences of the system and where he will be able to close his session or shutdown/restart the computer. It's just the work of 2 days for now, so there doesn't work much at the moment.
What's missing in the top panel is a notification plugin and the system tray.

But why am I writing to your mailing list? I think that maybe someone of you may be interested in helping me in finding new ideas or in programming (c++ and qt4).

At the moment I've planed to use Openbox as window manager.
Old 03-11-2011, 03:06 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Endarur View Post
But why am I writing to your mailing list?
This is not a mailing list, it's a forum. You've already started a thread about this. Why don't you make further posts to that one, instead of starting a new thread about the same thing?
Old 03-12-2011, 06:08 AM   #3
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sry for the ml hint, I copied the text out of my post a mailinglist post i did.

Why i started a new thread? Because in the other I'm looking for ideas and here for developers.
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Originally Posted by Endarur View Post
Because in the other I'm looking for ideas and here for developers.
To my experience, to be able to successfully finish a large project, you normally should be able to imagine in detail what you want to create before you even started coding. I.e. if you can draw on paper desktop environment you want, and imagine in detail how every part of it behaves and interacto with users, then you'll be able to make this product very quickly. If you can't imagine in your head, how it should behave, then you have a problem. If you're "looking for ideas", this may indicate that you don't exactly know what you want to get, and simply want to make "better KDE". Without clear idea, a project will either take 50x more time to materialize, or will never be finished. "as easy to use as possible" is a very vague goal (define "easy", for example) for a successful project.

Furthermore, there is already C++/Qt 4 desktop environment, and instead of making new environment from scratch, it might be a better idea to fork KDE4, tear it apart, strip down functionality, tweak it and turn it into environment you want.

Also, I wouldn't approve working on(or asking anybody to work on) any project for free (a work should be rewarded), but that's personal preference. Instead of looking for like-minded people, it might be more efficient to accumulate some cash and hire people to code for you.

Just my 2 cents.
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