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Thread: Blender Window Manager

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    Lightbulb Blender Window Manager

    A good user interface should be one that feels as though it does not exist (as though it does not stand between you and your computer). Even though some people have trouble learning it, I think the best user interface model is that which Blender (www.blender.org) employs. It is organized and intuitive, and does not waste any space on the monitor, or overuse any space by overlapping panels. On this note, I have the idea to create a DE that will extend this model from Blender to the desktop. I have received some positive feedback so far, and I would like to know if anyone else is interested in helping in some way. I an proficient in Python, but rather rusty at C,C++ and need help in those areas.
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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    I would like some feedback in the form of posts...
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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    Anyone?
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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    Slightly disappointing.
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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    Strange that some thread are flooded with responses within a few minutes of their posting and other sit and stagnate like this one...
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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    I don't remember the interface of Blender very well, but you should check out:
    - wmii
    - awesome
    - ion
    - ratpoison

    They are tiling window managers.
    make install - not war!

    Oh hai!

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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    wasn't blender suppose to have one of the worst open source interfaces?
    and what about openbox or any of the other *boxes?

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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    No, Blender's interface may be hard to learn but it is VERY efficient once learned. Any none of the *boxes and *wm's can compete with its efficient flow.
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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    There was somebody in PT asking about how he would go about doing such a thing a while back. I don't know how much progress he made.

    I would try it if it existed, though I'd probably go back to Kwin eventually.

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    Re: Blender Window Manager

    I would like the Blender based DM.

    Blender is notorious for its interface because soe people refuse to understand that it's a serious 3D modeling, and rendering environment and that it has gazillion options and functions and that that requires a bit of learning.

    But the essence of Blender's environment is really efficient use of screen space, easily customizable and comfortable.

    Not sure how could I help as my programming is rudimentary Python, and somehow I expect desktops to be written in Csomething.

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