croquet - closed for open "business" ?
zeppy at australia.edu
Mon Feb 16 13:44:13 UTC 2004
I read a snippet about looking glass in a mag, it seems just like a desktop
and reminds me of my first muli-media computer which had a 3d navigation
system (really a 1d bitmap) so awful that it was the first thing
uninstalled:)))Is looking glass a step up from that ?
If I'm not mistaken 3d is meant for hci,visualisation of the domain. So far
in my studies([xerox parc 1970s]not finished yet).
>Am 14.02.2004 um 02:58 schrieb SmallSqueak:
>> Is there anything similar between Croquet and Looking Glass ?
>Not much. Looking Glass seems to be nothing more than a fancy window
>manager. All it does is take the 2D windows and use them as texture on
>3D objects. The same could easily be done in MacOS X desktop, where
>each window is already a texture displayed via OpenGL (cf.
>http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/fastuserswitching/). Or one could
>perhaps modify XFree86 to look the same - IIRC, there is even an X
>extension being developed that allows exactly this: managing each
>window as a separate surface, possibly using OpenGL.
>> Would the Croqueteers have any comments on the Looking Glass ?
>Well, you could compare the goal of "create fancy-looking window
>decorations" with the vision of the Croqueteers. Perhaps their summary
>gives you a glimpse on the difference
>- Bert -
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