[conspire] 3-D productivity? [Re: (forw) Re: Unity on Wayland]
tony at of.net
Sun Dec 5 17:54:13 PST 2010
This prompted me to see what else you can easily do with a keyboard
and compiz to see if anything productive has shown up...
Any of these things people find actually productive?
On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 17:48, Tony Godshall <tony at of.net> wrote:
>> 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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