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Hello; LCARS stuff....

Posted by darkhawk [send private reply] at May 05, 2003, 08:32:17 PM

hey all, I'm thinking about starting some LCARS projects; eventually an entire shell. Still not quite sure what language to write it in; I'm weighing advantages and disadvantages. If you want to talk to me about helping out (it'll all be freeware) email me.

Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at May 08, 2003, 03:57:49 PM

What is LCARS?

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at May 08, 2003, 04:40:54 PM

The interface the computers in Star Trek:TNG used.

Posted by mop [send private reply] at May 08, 2003, 11:41:04 PM

I'm not sure a shell would be too practical in LCARS format, maybe a window manager...

You could try looking at the source of one, or try hacking at window maker.

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at May 09, 2003, 06:42:11 AM

IMHO LCARS on a touch screen would be cool.

Posted by Sonarman [send private reply] at May 11, 2003, 06:21:16 PM

I've never tried anything like this :-), but PicoGUI (http://www.picogui.org), with it's theming, might be a good candidate if you don't want to write the whole thing from scratch. It has a pretty good amount of graphics drivers (both hardware drivers, and software drivers, like SDL). Another thing you might want to take a look at is Squeak, which is just so cool. There's a good description of it at http://www.squeak.org , I won't make an attempt to describe it here (because I suck), but briefly, it's an implementation of the Smalltalk-80 language/environment.

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