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Software News   Software News : DropWin - 3D windowing capabilities for the Amiga (April fool)
   posted by Mason on 31-Mar-2005 23:40:42 (6669 reads)
DropWin will bring 3D windowing capabilities to the Amiga Workbench to offer a far richer user experience for work and play. But, it's not only about looks, it's about creating an engaging user experience, one that can make communications and collaboration even easier.

Applications are no longer stacked upon each other with flat icons and buttons to represent them; they are viewed in a 3D environment and manipulated as 3D objects. We are moving beyond the boundaries of old environments to revolutionize the use of the Workbench.

DropWin is being created to work with AmigaOS 3.9 (UAE or Amithlon recommended) and AmigaOS 4 in a Powericons environment. When completed, it will work alongside applications designed for a 2D window system, without application modifications. DropWin is reinventing the way you think about desktop computing.

DropWin is still in early development and is generating a continual flow of new ideas and innovations. A Developer Release enabling software developers to get involved in the open source project is available now.

For more informations, screenshots, and download visit the website
    

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Hm, this looks like a real challenge for the actual AmigaOS, especially 3.x. How do you realize the non-rectangular windows ? How are you calculating the 3D conversion and how are window contents updated in realtime ? Anyway, interesting project


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Just downloaded it... wow it's amazing


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Just downloaded it... wow it's amazing


Dito! This is THE killer app! Thx alot Mason! Go Amiga go!


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wow man fantastic

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WOW


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Flashiest PDA ever!

Oh, yeah, bound to look neat on the desktop as well, but not as flashy!


Great work, Mr Merz!


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As SOON as I read this one I knew this was gonna happen sooner ratyher than later!!!

The future NOW! She ran first time too.

Fantastic work, Thanks.

FuZion.

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Really Amazing !!!

It works just as I expected

Sun, Beware !!!

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WOW amazing :D.

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it's so good i had to say it twice "WOW"


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Works whit AmigaOS4.0


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Wow! Super


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Hmmm... and it was not posted on April 1st...

Ok, I'm gonna boot the A1 and download this to see what it does

Now if we had some of the funky features of the mac gui too... hehehe

Right - firing up Amiga One

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Wow!!! I love this app.


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Wow!!! I love this app

Had to say this twice


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As usual after testing this out there are suggestions:

1. Can this take advantage of OS4's irregular region support?
2. Transparency support would be nice
3. Some sort of modifier key that combined with the mouse could be used to rotate the window would also be helpful


That's all I can think of for now.

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Fantastic !


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I've killed my OS4 install.... trying to fx my net connection.. my own fault - I bought a router... Was relly looking forward to trying the windowing thing too.

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OMG! I was skeptical when I read it even ran on OS3.9 on UAE, but it does!!! A must have app if ever there was one... Great job Mason!

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