Aurora Desktop Environment

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Hi y'all :)

I'm developing kind of a new DE, and a good looking one, too. I'll have all the details in my head, and it's all good except the layout of the UI.

As you all can see in the screenshots (and yes, it is 100% functional, or 99% at least) I'm for now using a Windows XP-cloned UI, which I myself don't like. But I've failed in engineering a new one, and so I need your help.

Anyone who has an idea on how a good UI shall look (themeable, not XP, GNOME or KDE), tell me. Send in drawings or other stuff to my email: tommy.brander@gmail.com and I'll shall review everything that comes in.

I'm in need of your help.

Best Regards, Tommy

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To install:
Make sure you have gtkmm and wncklib installed, then install aurora-library and thereafter aurora-panel and/or imageviewer
Last changelog:

15 years ago

Working:
* Windows XP-cloned Start Menu with:

+ fixed items
+ dynamic (most used) items
+ system items
+ Freedesktop compliant application menu
+ New/dit/remove menu items
+ Detecting user modified menus
+ Context menus


* Task Bar (using wncklib)
* System Tray
* Desktop pager (using wncklib)
* Clock
* i18n code

Non-working:
* Logout/Shutdown options

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bmn

15 years ago

Oh, you mean something like GNOME?

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demom

15 years ago

GNOME sucks!

No, not really, it's just too damn big. It has grown to be all too complex. The GNOME developers forgot about the ever-important KISS.

And I don't really think they taken the best from every UI. If so, from where comes Nautilus? It's slow, and the new spatial mode don't exactly simplifies file-browsing. And the file-selector is even worse.

But still, I prefer GNOME over KDE =)

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salahuddin66

15 years ago

u r work is good

but i personally believe that we should go in our own way & we should not clone the windows

keep up it but do not clone windows

try to reflect u r own Idea

thanx

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demom

15 years ago

Dunno if you read my post or my responses, but I have stated before that this is just an working model and that I don't want to clone any other UI. I'm asking for help just because of that.

I repeat; I want a Linux look, not a Windows or MaxOS look.

Best regards, Tommy

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salahuddin66

15 years ago

:)

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rossjman1

15 years ago

This is not my theme, but good nontheless:
http://www.customize.org/view/17531

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omega21

15 years ago

What would be _really_ cool is if you could get a theme going that nearly duplicate the way Mac OS X's GUI works! You could have Windows / Mac 'mockups' and have some other themes. Obviously these themes would need to be quite inricate, or you could just build 2 versions, one that works like WinXP or Longhorn and the other going like Mac OS X.

Thats just my 2 cents. I think having a DE that is a near clone of Mac OS would be really cool, or get Linux looking like Windows.

It looks very good though. Keep up the grand work!!!

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garoth

15 years ago

I wouldn't like having my Linux look like Windows.

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demom

15 years ago

Hi

Why not create a Linux GUI? Not Windows or OSX, not KDE, or GNOME, since they're both more or less clones, and since everything else on Linux is either too complex or too different.

Wouldn't that be something?

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bigbandit2004

15 years ago

Looks Nice..
Even for a Winders theme :-)

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dariorodt

15 years ago

What about to integrate a complete desktop search engine, like google or yahoo, with the file browser?

And I think you can mix good features of various OS's like start panel from XP and multiple desktops like Gnome/KDE, inclusive the OSX file browser.

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demom

15 years ago

Yeah.

I'm not out to copy another GUI, my goal is to create a simple and attractive GUI for Linux users and newcomers. I don't really like either GNOME or KDE (but GNOME is better than KDE, mostly because GTK+ is OSS).

I mean, OSX and Windows has their looks, but both KDE and GNOME are clones of the both. And all other DE's are either too difficult to use or not tha intuitive.

I'm not against taking the good parts, but I don't want it to be a clone. For example, I'm not going to implement panel applets, since I think that's not very intuitive and easy to use. My two goals is KISS and nice looking.

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nemnivus

15 years ago

I've seen that wallpaper before, do you possibly have a link?

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MrDesiato

15 years ago

A quick google revealed these:

http://www.wstaylor.net/longhorn.html

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darkon

15 years ago

More like alternate panel application than a whole new desktop environment

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demom

15 years ago

This is a start. Planned additions are: (simple) session manager, file browser (i don't like where nautilus is going) control panel a lá OSX amongst other.

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QUASARFREAK

15 years ago

Where i can download this?

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demom

15 years ago

I have no source out yet, since it needs some imprivements (i18n isn't 100% implemented yet), but if you want to test it out I might be able to do a test-release in the end of the week.

If I get it ready until that, that is :)

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QUASARFREAK

15 years ago

=)

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QUASARFREAK

15 years ago

I'm not fan of the XP look, but that looks great!, if you change the look please keep this one as an alternate theme =)
This look can help to new linux users to do the transition from windows.

Sorry for my enlgish =)

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demom

15 years ago

I'm not taking the credit for this. It's heavily based on a Windows XP-theme which I don't remember the name of. I used just for the developing phase.

But thanks anyway :)

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Aitvo

15 years ago

I would like to see a cross between OSX and Amiga workbench that leaned more towards workbench.

:-)

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15 years ago

Working:
* Windows XP-cloned Start Menu with:

+ fixed items
+ dynamic (most used) items
+ system items
+ Freedesktop compliant application menu
+ New/dit/remove menu items
+ Detecting user modified menus
+ Context menus


* Task Bar (using wncklib)
* System Tray
* Desktop pager (using wncklib)
* Clock
* i18n code

Non-working:
* Logout/Shutdown options

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Source code released

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