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Old January 20 2010, 04:20 AM   #1
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Star Trek LCARS Operating System, Not a theme

Hi,
Im am making a Operating System, not a theme, not a GUI, an OS based on Star Trek's LCARS. It will be built on the Linux Kernal.
For more details, please visit:http://sites.google.com/site/lcarslinux The site is a little crude, but im in the process of making a better LCARS terminal style website.
Anyone have ideas or comments?
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Hamish.
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Old January 20 2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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Cool, keep working on it, can't wait to see what you can come up with!
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Old January 20 2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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Moving this to websites...
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Old January 20 2010, 10:32 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek LCARS Operating System, Not a theme

A site that leads to a site that leads to a forum... okay
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Old January 21 2010, 01:40 AM   #5
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Re: Star Trek LCARS Operating System, Not a theme

Misfit Toy wrote: View Post
Moving this to websites...
Why websites?
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A site that leads to a site that leads to a forum... okay
Yeah, sorry, im working on the new site, which should be done in a few days.

Soon i will be putting a form up for people to register try out the beta version on their computers so i can make sure it works.
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Old January 21 2010, 01:42 AM   #6
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Cool, keep working on it, can't wait to see what you can come up with!
Thanks, i hope to have it done by the end of the year, big wait, but it will be good!
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Old January 21 2010, 03:36 AM   #7
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Im pleased to announce that the new site is up and running at:http://lcarslinux.freehostia.com
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Old January 21 2010, 01:27 PM   #8
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Re: Star Trek LCARS Operating System, Not a theme

I remember a person from last year saying they were making a linux lcars. Hiroki- something... here:

http://www.trekbbs.com/member.php?u=5948

You may want to chat with him. He had set up a website he posted a link to once.
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Old January 23 2010, 05:34 AM   #9
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I had a look at that thread, mind if I base my design on your idea?
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Old January 23 2010, 01:11 PM   #10
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Feel free. I abandoned the project because when it come down to designing applications forms, I found the lcars GUI was too low density (and too bright) to be practical.

If you wanted to do a widescreen version as well, you have two ways of using that extra space:

(1) Like in ST:Insurrection, have a column of buttons on the left, perhaps for commonly used applications or recent files, like your desktop icons/quickstart menu.

(2) Extend the elbows full length to give your applications area more width. This doesn't look too bad actually, and would make having two applications side-by side work better.
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Old January 23 2010, 11:42 PM   #11
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Yep, thanks a lot znd ill keep those extra points in mind
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Old May 19 2010, 01:12 PM   #12
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Re: Star Trek LCARS Operating System, Not a theme

Hi guys,
Its the same guy.
LCARS Linux has started to fly.
We have got 5 Coders/Idea Bringers and the OS has already started to be made.
We have got a few concepts, a forum and some documentation which will soon be ported into a Wiki for easier customization and editing.

We also have a development blog at:
http://lcarslinuxdevelopmentblog.blogspot.com
If you want up-to-date info, be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed.
We have since developed new ideas for things that will need to be made from the ground up, which will need nearly 1,000,000 lines of code we believe, So we dont expect a first Beta until around about 2012.
We have set the date so far ahead so we have to time to get all major kinks and bugs out, but we will need testers for the minor bugs.

-Hamish

EDIT: Might help if I give you the link: http://lcarslinux.freehostia.com
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