From: "Simon Taylor" > Hi all, > > I seem to recall reading somewhere that for copyright reasons OBOS R1 > will have a new name, and also have a completly new set of icons. > However, looking at the Default Decorator for the App Server and the > interface kit code, it appears these areas are sticking very closely to > the R5 design - AFAIK, pixel-for-pixel for a lot of the interface kit > code. > > Although R5 does look pretty good, it is begin to look dated compared > to more modern interfaces. You're right! > > Is there any chance we could have a UI redisgn for R1? I'm not asking > for complete interface skinning (not sure I ever want that) - but a > redesign interface kit components and default decorator. I think you might have one. > > Stuart (team lead of the Creative Design Team) posted some mock ups of > a possible future OBOS GUI on the web (site down at the moment). I have > copied-and-pasted bits from these mockups over the top of a screenshot > of an R5 app I was working on to show how old apps could look if > interface controls and decorators were drawn differently. I > purposefully haven't moved any of the controls - to show how an old app > designed with the R5 look in mind could still look cool with a modern > interface redesign. WHERE are those mockups?????????????? I've been looking for them for 3 days! (well... 3 hours at every night!) I remember seeing some INCREDIBLE mockups, I've saved them on my HDD but I've lost all my data 3 months ago! Can anyone give me a link to some of these images or send them to me by email??? PLEASE! > > More discussion and mock-up app shot at: > http://si-msn.port5.com/OBOS-Look.html > > Altering a few lines of code in the Draw() methods of interface items > would not affect binary compatibility, but will completely alter a > user's perception of the OS. A new, modern look would re-enliven the > entire OS, and help to set apart OBOS R1 as being "newer and better > than BeOS R5" (many at the moment see it as a clone, instead of a > binary-compatible API reimplementation). > > Thoughts/comments? It's like we had the same thought at the same time. I was planning to talk to DarkWyrm about a new Default Decorator that was... more modern, but I had to find those mockups first. I think DW will gladly accept our request! DW? > ps: Keep up the great work guys - I can't wait to boot OBOS off my HDD! Me too... :-) > pps: Any chance of posting some more news to the front page? First > successful messaging test using 100% OBOS code seems like a newsworthy > item to me ;) Yeah! Do that Erik! PS: I'm a IK Team member developing BWindow/BView classes and recently joined DW on app_server development. IF DW doesn't want to adopt the new Default Decorator( witch I surely doubt!!! ), I promise you I will implement it as an add-on! :-) Adi.