[haiku-development] Re: Two successful final year projects

  • From: "Romain" <romain.haiku@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:46:09 +0100 (CET)

>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:
>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 


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