[conspire] (forw) Re: Unity on Wayland

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Sun Dec 5 17:48:40 PST 2010

> So yes, the crazy whooshy wobbly "3D desktop" stuff looks unappealing to
> us, and it's an easy snark to peer down over our half-moons and say
> "That is not appropriate, young man!"  But the real point is that that
> stuff works as:
>        1. A proof-of-concept technology demo.
>        2. Tests for our no-longer-optional 3D support
>        3. A sample chunk of code for future UX designers to learn from
>           when coding an interface that gets out of your way rather
>           than spinning and wobbling in your face.
> So yeah, it can chill out on my lawn.  I'm cool with it.

While I don't care about wobbly windows, the card-shuffling
window-switching is cool.  And I'd love to see UIs that actually use
3-D for something useful and not just prettify the old paradigm.

But I wouldn't be willfully ignorant of it like Ruben (appears to be).
 Seriously, how can you be on technical lists etc these past few years
and be ignorant of Compiz and 3-D and just try to run it from the
command line and expect it to do anything but crash your system.

Ruben: go read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiz


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