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Post by Dojan5 on Mon Jul 07 2008, 16:41

Hello.
Here I or Cats will keep you updated about Velo.
I will probably merge this topic with Lonewolf's topic too.
Anyway, I have during some time now been thinking of how Velo might act.
This have been troublesome since we do want the operating system to work good (Or great) on older systems, but we do NOT want it look like DSL, which means we want it to be visually appealing too.

So I have been trying out several programs (a crapload of programs to be more precise) and there are a few that have appealed to me.

One is a dock called Cairo, this is not the dock used in the screenshots further down, I liked it, it was easy to customize and so on, on the minus side it had some irritating rendering glitches. So I tried Avant Window Navigator (the one shown below) and it works great. There isn't as many modes to it as Cairo, but the fact that it is almost glitch-free makes me happy.

So some widgets/gadgets/desklets then?
Well, the one shown below is called gDesklets, currently I'm only running a clock since that was one of the few things i was missing. I have tried Screenlets too, but they didn't appeal to me in the same way. I guess I will have to develop some good desklets for it too...

Here are the screenshots of the interface I ended up with.
It is VERY lightweight, and it is somewhat visually appealing.

The fact that all this is run on 256MB RAM, 800MHz CPU and 32MB GPU with a old S3 Savage4 is according to me quite close to what we visioned.
And the last image is the wallpaper i created going with this desktop, download if you want.
Oh and the following screenshots are using my (Dojan5's) theme called Velo Fusion.
I will post Velo Impulse screenies as soon as cats send me a new wallpaper.










And I have no idea if this is to Cats's liking or not, well have to see.

===UPDATE 3===
This is Velo Impulse theme (Cats's theme)








===EDIT===
On a second thought i will leave them split,
I wanted this post to be the first one so i could edit it for updates.
However, it will be moved to technology forum leaving a shadow topic here.

===UPDATE 1===
I created a new login theme.
The preview is not how it actually looks, it doesnt have any buttons or anything, so you will have to see when you try (Or when i fix a real screenie), but that is somewhat how it looks.


===UPDATE 2===
Fixed the cursor theme, it works now.
Im just waiting for the idle cursor from cats and that too is done...

===UPDATE 4===
Added a development diary. Working on a new Web Layout.
http://velodevdiary.blogspot.com/


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Re: Velo

Post by Support on Mon Jul 07 2008, 16:49

WOW I am liking this!

Could we have screenshots with velo impulse to?

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Re: Velo

Post by Dojan5 on Mon Jul 07 2008, 16:53

Yes, but as i mentioned my wallpaper didnt work out well with Velo Impulse...
Send me another Wink

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Re: Velo

Post by Hiko on Mon Jul 07 2008, 17:07

i'm a lazy little chav, so what is Velo?
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Re: Velo

Post by Support on Mon Jul 07 2008, 17:11

The Runecats and K-designs OS

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Re: Velo

Post by Hellblade on Mon Jul 07 2008, 22:05

looks cool Wink

Would it run on my computer - 512mb ram, 533mhz cpu, 32mb vid card

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Re: Velo

Post by Lonewolf on Mon Jul 07 2008, 22:46

it would

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Re: Velo

Post by Dojan5 on Tue Jul 08 2008, 00:16

hellblade wrote:looks cool Wink

Would it run on my computer - 512mb ram, 533mhz cpu, 32mb vid card
Yes it would.
If i find out how to enable Metacity by default it will run really fast too.
Else you would have black boxes all around the dock and yuck. lol!
But it will most likely run on your computer yes.

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Re: Velo

Post by Dojan5 on Tue Jul 08 2008, 02:20

UPDATE.
Check the first post to find out more.

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Re: Velo

Post by Hiko on Tue Jul 08 2008, 12:29

so, will this overwrite my Vista..or like what'll happen?
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Re: Velo

Post by Support on Tue Jul 08 2008, 12:37

It could overwrite vista.

but most people would proberly partion it so you can boot from vista or velo.

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Re: Velo

Post by Lonewolf on Tue Jul 08 2008, 14:20

yer just be carefull and do what i did...

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Post by Hiko on Tue Jul 08 2008, 15:11

Will it be able to run games? make sure it can, cause vista can't..nor mac. SO MAKE SURE IT CAN
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Re: Velo

Post by Hellblade on Tue Jul 08 2008, 20:44

Cats11112 wrote:It could overwrite vista.

but most people would proberly partion it so you can boot from vista or velo.
Sweet, is vista included too Wink joke

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Post by Lonewolf on Tue Jul 08 2008, 22:03

lol... ya it should play any game that can be played on ubuntu..

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Post by Hellblade on Tue Jul 08 2008, 23:12

unless it has a virus Wink

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Re: Velo

Post by Lonewolf on Wed Jul 09 2008, 00:26

uhm... okay?

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Post by Hiko on Wed Jul 09 2008, 12:48

I probs, won't download Velo. nor did i ubunto, i'm afraid they'll do wierd things to my comp..

but games are a must
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Post by Support on Wed Jul 09 2008, 12:56

Maybe when velo is on computers in shops, you could but it with it on Razz

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Post by Dojan5 on Wed Jul 09 2008, 14:21

hellblade wrote:unless it has a virus Wink
Haha. Would you compile and install a virus?
Plus there is only around 300 viruses for Linux.

And it will be able to play games.
It will probably include WINE for the sake of simplicity.

Oh and yeah, i have decided to start up a developer diary.
I'll let you know more later.

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Post by Support on Wed Jul 09 2008, 15:16

Tell me if you need any input/help with it.

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Re: Velo

Post by Lonewolf on Wed Jul 09 2008, 18:30

that's kool man...

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Post by Hellblade on Thu Jul 10 2008, 05:04

Dojan wrote:Haha. Would you compile and install a virus?
Plus there is only around 300 viruses for Linux.
haha, what if I make my own virus that the anti virus don't know of Wink

Good idea about the diary

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Post by Dojan5 on Thu Jul 10 2008, 08:21

hellblade wrote:
Dojan wrote:Haha. Would you compile and install a virus?
Plus there is only around 300 viruses for Linux.
haha, what if I make my own virus that the anti virus don't know of Wink

Good idea about the diary
Thanks.

And well, to do any vital harm to the system you would need super user privileges, and to gain that, you have to enter a password. To get the password you need to find a encrypted file and decrypt it. To do that, you need root privileges. So, good luck with that.
I know one anti virus for Linux, doubt no one ever used it.

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Re: Velo

Post by tyran12 on Mon Jul 21 2008, 17:54

So howz velo coming on?
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