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Re: Educational Desktop Design: e.g. Linpus

El vie, 11-07-2008 a las 13:59 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard escribió:
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> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 12:58:22PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >On Friday 11 July 2008 12:53, José L. Redrejo Rodríguez wrote:
> >> Obviously, I'd like to get more feedback about this, because I'm
> >> planning to spend some time this summer working on new ideas for the
> >> desktop.
> >
> >I'm looking forward to see your ideas implemented.
> I am looking forward to hear/read about your ideas even as vague drafts!

They are only some ideas on my head by now, I'll try to translate them
into words, but in brief I try to merge these things I've seen
- Teachers who don't have almost experience with computers or who have
begun to use them recently, trend to use only the web browser, and in
some cases, OpenOffice: so using a web ui might help (Yes, I remember
how most people disabled that option in the W'98 Desktop ten years ago)
- I don't want it to consume too many resources (karamba, gdesklets, etc
need to load a bunch of libraries, that slow down the Desktop starting
in low resource computers, and steal several megabytes of memory)
- I think that a tab-based desktop is more friendly for students or
teachers that a menu with several levels.
- I'd like to follow the freedesktop standard, so current .desktop files
should be used, not reinventing the weel
- Eye candy is also important, and I'm not good at doing it, but have a
very good designer working with me and there are more people in this
list ;-)
- I'd like it to be easy to switch between the traditional desktop and
the new one, for people who are already used to the office paradigm.
- It should be friendly with the desktop the user has: kde, gnome, xfce
or whatever else.

More ideas are very welcome, now I'm just digging into previous
experiments or experiences and trying to get a good way to do it with
low resources use. I haven't advance too much up to now, I was waiting
my vacation time to do it :-)

José L.

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