Star Trek LCARS Operating System, Not a theme

Discussion in 'Web Sites/Design' started by hamishw, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. hamishw

    hamishw Ensign Newbie

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    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?
    Regards,
    Hamish.
     
  2. mtblillie

    mtblillie Captain Captain

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    Cool, keep working on it, can't wait to see what you can come up with!
     
  3. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Moderator

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    Moving this to websites...
     
  4. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    A site that leads to a site that leads to a forum... okay
     
  5. hamishw

    hamishw Ensign Newbie

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    Why websites?
    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.
     
  6. hamishw

    hamishw Ensign Newbie

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    Thanks, i hope to have it done by the end of the year, big wait, but it will be good!
    :bolian:
     
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    hamishw Ensign Newbie

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  8. Jadzia

    Jadzia on holiday Premium Member

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    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.
     
  9. hamishw

    hamishw Ensign Newbie

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    I had a look at that thread, mind if I base my design on your idea?
     
  10. Jadzia

    Jadzia on holiday Premium Member

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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.
     
  11. hamishw

    hamishw Ensign Newbie

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    Yep, thanks a lot znd ill keep those extra points in mind
     
  12. LCARSLINUX

    LCARSLINUX Ensign Newbie

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    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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