proposal: how to the unify the user interface

Rafael Ignacio Zurita rafaelignacio.zurita at
Thu Jul 8 00:01:08 EDT 2010


On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 12:17:19AM +0200, marc zonzon wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 11:49 PM, Rafael Ignacio Zurita
> <rafaelignacio.zurita at> wrote:
> > But it was not a work of a couple of weeks, the Vargstas main developer has tested
> After some window manager trials I have mainly used Ratpoison and it
> also run well with modest resources.
> And they are in Debian-mipsel as in Jlime dozens of apps that run
> nicely under Xfbdev+ratpoison.

Nice, and I also would like to add icewm and jwm as well.
> But I love and use framebuffer when available, and it is can be very
> nice even with very complex applications, on my desktop I have used
> vlc, xine, mplayer in framebuffer.
> Of course on nano, they are too big, but a frame buffer pdf or image
> viewers are nice and I use them.

Also, all sdl games work better on fb surely.

> I also agree with Rafa in saying that the challenge of nano is not
> cpu, and if nano is ram challenged, it mainly suffers from its 320X240
> screen, we surely need to display lines of 80 cars, on nano it lets
> you 4 pixel by car cell, so with 1 pixel border your glyph must be 3
> pixels wide!
> I am developing presently a 4x8 console font, but I must say that it
> is not as legible as I want, and It will not include all unicode
> blocks that I wish.
> Nano is also challenged by the lack of pointing device and a touch
> screen will be welcome.

You are right, and we must work together to find good ideas about
how to add some pointing emulation, if there are deserving applications
for 320x240 which need pointer.


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