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Software News   Software News : DropWin - 3D windowing capabilities for the Amiga (April fool)
   posted by Mason on 31-Mar-2005 22:40:42 (7778 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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Re: DropWin - 3D windowing capabilities for the Amiga
Posted on 1-Apr-2005 18:22:56
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It is a fake.. And not that funny IMHO.

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FFS!!

I went through hell sorting out my uboot etc etc and net connection so I could download this thing and its an April Fool.....

I didnt think it could be cos it was posted a day early...

But it got me using my Amiga again

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It is a fake.. And not that funny IMHO.

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I went through hell sorting out my uboot etc etc and net connection so I could download this thing and its an April Fool.....

Are you guys sure you've set it up properly?

I posted these in a thread a few minutes ago, might as well cross-post them here:


Click on images for larger versions


You did check the readme, didn't you? You know, the important section about remembering to set up a few of the tooltypes before you try to run it..

Give it another try, guys, it's really worth the effort once you get it up and running!


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You're very cheeky Mr Johnson


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I feel a lynch mob comming on...


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lol


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I have updated the page with some additional informations about DropWin.

WEBSITE


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To bad Windows erm windows in thumbnail mode shows the picture..


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Okay it was all a silly hoax, shame really cause the Idea was a good one but I guess impossible to implement.

Mason, you've had your laugh, let's drop it now can we?


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@shoe

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It is a fake.. And not that funny IMHO.


Wa? And I've been runnning it constantly since the 1:st? Why didn't anyyone say so ealier?


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shame really cause the Idea was a good one but I guess impossible to implement


Not on the PC. Looks like I'll be using XP Pro as my main desktop for a little while yet.

Last edited by -Sam- on 02-Apr-2005 at 04:17 PM.


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Mason, you've had your laugh, let's drop it now can we?

Hey Mikey, chill out dude, it's just people having fun in what can be a horrible world. I thought it was a great April fools joke


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