View Full Version : Please vote for Bumptop on Linux (Ubuntu)!

April 21st, 2009, 02:28 PM

Have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqcmPJ-oVL0

I would really really want to see this on Ubuntu and even though it is not open source, I am happy if companies develop commercial products for Linux since the support for linux will eventually grow.

So if you would like to see this please vote for a linux version on this page on the bottom right: http://bumptop.com/download.php


April 21st, 2009, 09:53 PM
not open source mean it wont be added, sorry!

I saw this a really log time ago, but back then the desktop looked like a wood desk.

Also Linux/Gnome already has some of these features, like the icon expand option, and multiple desktops

April 21st, 2009, 10:39 PM
No two people organize the same way. Hence I like the idea to let people organize thier desktop as they like.

I would love to see bumptop or alike for gnome.

April 21st, 2009, 11:27 PM
Looks neat

April 21st, 2009, 11:35 PM
Thread moved to Community Cafe :)

April 21st, 2009, 11:43 PM
I just voted. I wouldnt used it tho... :D

April 21st, 2009, 11:44 PM
While I do love the look of it, I'd prefer it if I had my normal 2D desktop. These "pile" things look nifty, but I think a better alternative would be showing the contents of a folder when you mouse over it.

Besides, I don't really use my desktop. It's really just there as a space for my windows and a nice place to stare off into space at (pretty wallpaper).

I like the ideas presented in the video, but I don't think an entirely 3D desktop is the solution.

April 21st, 2009, 11:52 PM
Same here, I don't use my desktop. I file things away.


April 22nd, 2009, 12:05 AM
Don't take this the wrong way guys, but instead of voting for some proprietary app that will probably never appear on Linux, why don't we look into doing something like this with what we already have?

I'm pretty sure Compiz could do this, and more. I've not looked into Compiz development but I reckon it's possible based on the plugins we currently have.

Any views?

April 22nd, 2009, 12:35 AM
By looking at my real desktop I can draw the conclusion that, for me, using a thing like bumptop on my computer would wreak havoc to a level not even encompassed by "total disaster"...

It looks neat though...

April 22nd, 2009, 12:52 AM

Chilli Bob
April 22nd, 2009, 03:46 AM
I really don't understand what anyone sees in Bumptop. Sure we still use the term "desktop", but the desktop metaphor for a UI was left behind years ago.

April 22nd, 2009, 03:49 AM
Those limitations on the free version look annoying.

April 22nd, 2009, 04:38 PM
I see how some people could find use in this program, but I file everything away, so this program would have no meaning to me.