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Re: Different open source apps as widgets?

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:15 am
by AlanMartello
We've had these discussions internally for quite some time. There are a number of technological hurdles with it that we've identified, but there may be others lurking as well. I would like to encourage this discussion as it may help us uncover other issues, applications, methods of invocation or interface methodologies we haven't adequately considered to date. In the "big picture", we'd definitely like to head in this direction.

Re: Different open source apps as widgets?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:05 am
by gooze
Maybe it could be placed with the Menu -> Display -> Other Window, which then appear (as you choose more then one) in one tabbed window. It could be the same as your tabbed browsing in Safari or Firefox. Tabs need to be big enough for use with a touchscreen.

Re: Different open source apps as widgets?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:16 am
by jgoss
gooze wrote:Maybe it could be placed with the Menu -> Display -> Other Window, which then appear (as you choose more then one) in one tabbed window. It could be the same as your tabbed browsing in Safari or Firefox. Tabs need to be big enough for use with a touchscreen.
I like the tabbed browsing idea, and I definitely agree that it is preferable to have plug-ins or apps instead of using the script editor.
Obviously there are times in which it is preferable to have an app running on second machine, even if that laptop is sitting right next to the console. But I think that many of the open source apps would integrate naturally into the console (Pixel Mapper I'm looking at you).

Re: Different open source apps as widgets?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:20 am
by RobertBell
jgoss wrote:(Pixel Mapper I'm looking at you).
Good news on Pixel Mapper - we fixed a major bug this week due out in 10.6.2 where dark images flashed the fixtures to white (was very annoying if you were not using full frame images and wanted the cue values to mask in behind your image. PixelMapper is much sweeter now. If you haven't tried it - please do with 10.6.2.

Re: Different open source apps as widgets?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:30 pm
by amoyer
RobertBell wrote:f you haven't tried it - please do with 10.6.2.
Would love to... whenever we actually see it hit the street... Strand's had it almost a week now haven't they? :P
I know, I know. It's coming... so is Christmas. :P