Sunday, March 27, 2005

Wobbly Windows

Seth Nickell posted some screenshots and videos showing the experimental Luminocity window manager & Cairo which enable a XOrg-based desktop to get accelerated GL eye candy graphics. : more here

Kristian showing off his spring-modeled 'wobbly windows' effect in Luminocity,Owen's crack-tastic OpenGL based window/compositing manager. This is the only effect that requires GL hardware acceleration in Luminocity (and not even much at that, Kristian's development machine uses an embedded Intel video card). Notice that menus and tooltips are also animated as they pop on and off the screen. The animation effects on window impulses are implementable in a modular manner, allowing anyone to write new effects. Monkey Hoot productions would like to thank 'The Blair Witch Project' for its inspirational camera work and lighting, and apologize to our viewers.

more wobbly windows

Just created a wiki page for Luminocity with improved build instructions. Should be a lot easier now, esp. thanks to all the people who have reported problems and found solutions. Its basically "jhbuild build xserver luminocity" at this point, except that a patch has to be applied to xserver first.

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