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    Phoronix: A Crazy Qt-Based 3D Wayland "Maze" Compositor

    For those interested in Wayland, Qt, and 3D, there's an interesting new Wayland compositor out in the wild. This compositor renders a 3D maze using Qt and brings in some Wolfenstein 3D elements while allowing Wayland surfaces to be rendered on the walls...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE4NzI

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    That is freaking awesome .

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    • #3
      Re

      Freakin' awesome!
      Because of this 3D world of windows, it feels more spacious, you can see what's happening on more windows than on traditional representations.
      Sure, it doesn't mean that it is easier to work with them.
      Interesting concept.

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      • #4
        OT: Progress of GPU BookSprint

        @Michael

        Are you already at Nuremberg?
        If so, any news about the progress of the GPU Book?
        The X.Org page has not yet been updated, ofc.
        Pretty please keep us updated on this.
        It's something I'm really looking forward to.
        Maybe you can join them for the scheduled beer session, later this afternoon.

        Edit: Im referring to http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTE2MzE

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mybug View Post
          That is freaking awesome .
          Hey, that's what I wanted to say! Literally, I had the same words in mind

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          • #6
            reminds me of the game Virus:
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus:_The_Game

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            • #7
              "...won't see much in the way of real-world use..."

              How long have you been a part of the Open-Source world? We're ALWAYS on the lookout for really cool ways to make our own lives harder.

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              • #8
                Yup, Qt rox hard as usual :-).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by StephanG View Post
                  We're ALWAYS on the lookout for really cool ways to make our own lives harder.
                  Haha! I had that awful spinning cube desktop switcher animation in compiz for a week before I finally admitted to myself it was making my life worse...

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                  • #10
                    Best desktop environment ever created by mankind!

                    I never expected to see something like this in my lifetime :') My life is now complete. Thank you!

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                    • #11
                      The game aesthetics remind me of good old psDoom: http://psdoom.sourceforge.net/
                      I think it could get a renaissance, with Doom 3 being open-sourced since a while.

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                      • #12
                        This particular implementation might not be super-useful as a desktop environment, but I do believe that user interface innovations from games (especially those that require fast user response like FPS games) could act as an inspiration for a very efficient type of desktop interface.

                        One thing I really found useful was the radial menu upon right-click in the NWN1 game (the straight menus usually triggered by the mouse do not make much sense). Something similar would definitely be useful on a desktop too and might also be more touch friendly.

                        A 3D "maze" could for example be a rather handy way to organize groups of tasks (a "documents" room, a "browsing and IM" room etc...) for some people with a spatial memory, but would probably just turn confusing for most people.

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                        • #13
                          Imagine a multi-user enviroment where two people work on the same pc and "decorate" their rooms with their windows but can also walk over to the other room.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                            Imagine a multi-user enviroment where two people work on the same pc and "decorate" their rooms with their windows but can also walk over to the other room.
                            thats what i wanted to say, would be awsome for live tutorials online and such

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                            • #15
                              Qt5 is having me really excited!

                              And that was one of the coolest proof of concepts to date :P

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