>Hello! > >I am happy to show to you the results of two successful final year software >engineering projects here at the University of Auckland. Both projects were >supervised by my colleague Gerald Weber and me. You might have read some of the >students' emails on this mailing list. > >The first project was undertaken by Ahmed Al Hassani and Mohannad Hammadeh and >is called >"A more manageable multi-window interface". Ahmed and Mohannad extended the >Haiku app server with functionality for tiling and stacking of windows. That >is, windows >can be arranged in a non-overlapping manner by snapping them to other windows, >or stacked >similar to tabbing in a web browser. Have a look at their screencast, which >explains the >new features: >http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~lutteroth/videos/stack-and-tile.html >The two have not only implemented the new features but have also evaluated them >using eye tracking equipment, showing that with a high probability stack & tile >is more efficient in certain situations. I love this. This reminds me the tabbing feature of fluxbox that I used a lot some time ago. I always wanted this in Haiku since it combines perfectly with sliding tabs. If it finds its way in the haiku source, no doubt it will always be enabled on my system. Romain.