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    Phoronix: Purism Begins Work On Unified Themes For Convergent PureOS Devices

    Last week Purism shared a progress update on the Librem 5 smartphone project where they outlined their plans to continue pursuing the i.MX8M SoC and other plans. They've kept up their word of delivering weekly status updates and out today is their latest summary of work...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nvergent-Start

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    Are they using Qt for the UI?

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    • #3
      > Respects Human Effort by unifying the user experience, making convergent designs based on a “Mobile First” approach that favors efficiency and simplicity.

      This is the reason why windows 8 UX was a failure. This is the reason why GNOME UX is a failure. Why repeat mistakes?

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      • #4
        I don't care much about phones, but as I have said before a gazillion times a consistent STANDARD GUI should be a must for everybody.
        Everybody should follow the same design principles and use only standard widgets.
        If you want to customize your buttons, backgrounds, borders, titlebars, menus etc it should be done in a SYSTEM PREFERENCE application that absolutely is NOT AFFILIATED with the program you want to customize , but the toolkits (which should all look the same by the way).

        The program author should write the program to follow standard layout and if (s)he feels to go nuts and provide a own styled theme it should be supplied separately and it should be selectable from the SYSTEM PREFERENCE applicaiton.

        GUI customizations should be done on SYSTEM LEVEL and you should be able to do it per application. That would make things so much nicer. These days everybody writes their own "GUI" with their own (mostly) stupid design ideas and rules and not a single applicaiton looks or works the same anymore. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!????

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        • #5
          These types of plans always fail because the creators are unable to get the average mainstream developer on board.

          Cool technology doesn't work if developers don't know how to develop for it. That was the #1 problem with Ubuntu Touch (perhaps even Ubuntu in general) and it will be for this.

          Of course I'd love for it to work out. The ElementaryOS guys can probably help with app development.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by waxhead View Post
            I don't care much about phones, (...) WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!????
            Nobody could write a good enough GUI working on every device with a good enough license at a good (=free) price with a good enough user contribution policy with a good enough <insert any other reason>.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by waxhead View Post
              I don't care much about phones, but as I have said before a gazillion times a consistent STANDARD GUI should be a must for everybody.
              Everybody should follow the same design principles and use only standard widgets.
              If you want to customize your buttons, backgrounds, borders, titlebars, menus etc it should be done in a SYSTEM PREFERENCE application that absolutely is NOT AFFILIATED with the program you want to customize , but the toolkits (which should all look the same by the way).

              The program author should write the program to follow standard layout and if (s)he feels to go nuts and provide a own styled theme it should be supplied separately and it should be selectable from the SYSTEM PREFERENCE applicaiton.

              GUI customizations should be done on SYSTEM LEVEL and you should be able to do it per application. That would make things so much nicer. These days everybody writes their own "GUI" with their own (mostly) stupid design ideas and rules and not a single applicaiton looks or works the same anymore. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!????
              Well, it's free software(I assume that's what you are talking), whoever write the code get to make whatever decision they like regarding to their projects. Nobody force you to use it, or forbid you from writing the code yourself.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by waxhead View Post
                WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!????
                I'm not seeing that so much in the Linux world, bulk of applications use a toolkit and have most theming options centralized already. On Windows it's indeed more common for everyone to go their own fucking way.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by waxhead View Post
                  I don't care much about phones, but as I have said before a gazillion times a consistent STANDARD GUI should be a must for everybody.
                  Everybody should follow the same design principles and use only standard widgets.
                  If you want to customize your buttons, backgrounds, borders, titlebars, menus etc it should be done in a SYSTEM PREFERENCE application that absolutely is NOT AFFILIATED with the program you want to customize , but the toolkits (which should all look the same by the way).

                  The program author should write the program to follow standard layout and if (s)he feels to go nuts and provide a own styled theme it should be supplied separately and it should be selectable from the SYSTEM PREFERENCE applicaiton.

                  GUI customizations should be done on SYSTEM LEVEL and you should be able to do it per application. That would make things so much nicer. These days everybody writes their own "GUI" with their own (mostly) stupid design ideas and rules and not a single applicaiton looks or works the same anymore. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!????
                  Standards: https://xkcd.com/927/

                  Different UI and UX are need based on the requirements that must be fulfilled. Design principles of airplane cockpits do not apply to driver seat of cars or the ordering menu for a pizza chain.

                  If everyone followed the same standards there would be innovation or evolution of UX/UI.

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                  • #10
                    Not fussed what they end up doing on the mobile side as long as it's possible to throw gnome into gnome-classic style mode for laptop/desktop usage. I don't intend to ever use gnome-shell's garbage interface on a computer or phone. I assume this won't be able to drive my dual 30" monitor setup at home anyway.

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