|Tabbed windows||Click opens on a new tab|
|Bread cumb style navigator||Click changes the folder of the current window.|
There are links to upper levels
|Separated Windows||Each click opens a new window.|
The window manager draws the frames of all the applications. All them have the same graphic aspect (theme).
The window manager closes, minimizes or gets back the windows. All the windows have the same behaviour (- minimize x close)
|Two columns||FTP (file transfer, upload...)|
Left column is the local hard disk source, and right column is the public folder on the web hosting.
|Top menu each window||File Edit View... inside the frame.|
But outside the client drawable area
|Common top menu||Classical Apple interface or GNOME 3 draw the menu on top of the screen. Outside each window frames|
|Toolbar||Iconized menus under the menu|
|Tabs mixed with toolbar||In your picture tabs an toolbar are in the same line|
|Lateral Panel||Left margin reserved for links to parent and common folders.|
In your picture Home, Movies, Documents, Planning
|Adjustable lateral panel||The user can reduce or hide lateral panel|
|Icon view||A folder or a page is drawn for each document. The page draws different depending of type (text, picture, movie)|
|Icon view with special folders||Some folders have special icon: home with a house, movies with a film...|
|Icon view with preview||Pictures are shown in miniature, the first frame of the movie is shown, the text margins are visible on preview.|
|Detailed view||List of file names with size, date, type and owner.|
|Context menu||Click on an icon opens a drop down specific to the type of document.|
Folder: Open, move, rename, compress
Picture: View, Resize, Crop, Edit, Copy, Cut Convert to png
Sound: Play, Edit, Copy, Cut, Convert to oga
Movie: Play, Edit, Copy, Cut, Convert to ogg
|Mouse buttons||The action clicking with a mouse could mean open, copy, move, compress, change format, rename. Left mouse, right mouse, mouse wheel, double click, touch panel, multiple resize touch.... Each one should be defined.|
|Drag & Drop||Moving a document to/from other applications could execute different actions. Drag to movie player shows a film. Drag to gimp edits the image. Drag to printer prints a paper page, drop to a folder moves file, drop to an program, executes the program...|
Each one should be defined.
|Applications menu||A name, an icon, an executable, and a folder should be defined on each application.|
There is an standard package format.
An icon on several sizes is needed.
Translation to several languages also.
|Control panel theme||Window manager could change the theme. At least, clear theme, obscure theme, and high contrast.|
|Language||Each text should be translated to the language selected by the user on the desktop.|
Yeah, I didn't say anything but I chuckled when I read it. We're posting this very conversation with a closed source forum script. They aren't even remotely strict about FOSS for this site. (XenForo isn't even remotely FOSS, or anything close to GPL.)First, this website doesn't determine what license must be used.
I agree. One (I) should do a thorough research of existing Window UIs, but in the case of RISC OS, I want to be able to run Blender and DaVinci Resolve, and I doubt they will be ported to RISC OS anytime soon? But perhaps ARM-based OSs will see a resurrection now that Apple is switching to ARM architecture? Not immediately related but I watched the AlphaGo documentary and noticed EVERY SINGLE ONE on the AlphaGo team were using Apple Macbooks, although AlphaGo itself ran on non-Apple hardware for sure. So Apple hardware no longer only attracts designers, filmmakers, musicians and advertising agencies anymore. At least not in the laptop space.No need to re-invent the wheel.
First, I would need the User Interface new ideas. I assume, you compared existent file managers and your ideas are quite different. Because you ask for a development, instead of a plugin or a theme.
Ok. I'm not a lawer.First, this website doesn't determine what license must be used. Second, there are many (better in my opinion) alternatives to the GPL like the BSD 2 clause.
Why not give an option for users to donate? I feel that for profit is not wrong, but it's unlikely to gain many users.Or is a for profit release of a file/window manager running on top of a FOSS Linux-system just plain wrong and imoral? I’d appreciate your honest opinion.