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GOSIP - Great Outstanding Shell In Perfection 0.0.2.11

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Demo of shell currently being developed. Comments are welcome =].

others are welcome to upload screenshots of how it looks on their pcs =] (please do)

no, I am not sharing the source code yet, I may decide to, however I am unsure. =]

This hopefully will turn into a replacement for explorer.exe =]

Current features:

*Start Bar

*Start button

*Clock(dynamically updated)

*start menu with user name in top right corner

*rss feed that grabs top story from google news

*muti-process application

*writes 1 key to registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\GOSIP

*Shows window on task bar and allows you to restore them.

*desktop(no icons yet SORRY)

*desktop background

*if you go to its directory in command line you can make a message box using the following command(planning on implementing MANY of these=])

"GOSIP -MsgBox 64*Title*text"(without quotes)

64 being the settings title being your title and text being your text

EXE(.ZIP):(images needed are included in EXE(background is in the ZIP), click the clock to close)

(0.0.2.10)[previous downloads:46]

screen shots:

post-43316-1230981231_thumb.jpg

EDIT:

If you helped with something in this please put your name and what you helped with so i can keep track of who helped with what.

Thanks everyone. =].

GRAPHICAL.zip

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

5 Edit:6 downloads, no comments? Edited by Influx

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Yes, please tell us what it does - in a bit more detail.

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gave more detailed description, and uploaded 2 screen shots.

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Interesting.

Any plans for features? I like the graphics. Kinda. I would be happier if you could choose them yourself.

I think you need to work on the Start Menu, and the displaying the task bar titles.

It doesn't cover my double high task bar, so maybe u need to work on making it dynamic.

And whats with the thing at the start? Maybe start to store settings too... :)

Cheers,

Brett

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LOL im sure AM./PM is in registry somewhere... just gotta find it. And the start button/logo i made myself, the gradient background... yeah i borrowed that with photoshop xD.

Features are the full features of explorer.exe but with multi process' only called when needed to optimize speed and graphics. =]

Look up ReactOS. Its ugly. I planned on writing this to replace the ugly graphics, but if its efficient enough, then i plan to use it for windows too =].

I will make it resizeable and such :)

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Any way to get a list of all windows to an array?

oh and great idea. a menu to allow users to define their own background and start bar! and save them to .gosip files =] (gosip theme files lol)

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

update: no more asking for date, it uses an HIDDEN screen date control.(if there is a better way please tell me)

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Not a bad start... But if you really want to be independant from the explorer.exe shell, you'll need to find a way for desktop icons.

And you don't need a date control, AutoIt offers macro variables (or however they're called) for date, time etc.

One thing I don't understand is, why you just imitate the windows shell. Why should anyone replace it with GOSIP if it looks the same and doesn't offer more features?

I'm curious! :)


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I am aware of the macros, they however contain no AM/PM information, only a 12 hour time =]

It will be an shell just like Vista. It will itegrate a search into the start menu (this will be a plus for xp users ect ect)

I plan to allow video streaming as background (for non ultimate vista users and xp users. I also plant allow active desktop (I.E.) windows (for vista users)

This will also be a multi process app.based on command lines parameters

so "explorer.exe /s AutoIt" would open a process searching for AutoIt and return all found files to a .dat file =] The original proccess would then read off the dat file, this would make up for a lack of the ability to multi thread un autoit, and would make the shell much much faster. I also plan to implement aero glass effect.

I am not even to the desktop yet =]. I thought of maybe using an I.E. control, however tis would not be pluasable for ReactOS(as it doesnt have the object) but i am still thinking and that is in the near futur ( ihave seen other shells that allow moving of icons, however they are all a bit ugly, and have very few features =] but the dragging i will ask to use)

and of course i assume 50%-70% of this will come from the community, seeing as i dont know nearly everything.

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Okay, that sounds cool! I'd love to have a thing like Active desktop.... and video as background sounds also great (if the impact on performance isn't to much)!

Btw: you can't replace windows' own explorer.exe because it is still needed by the system, so you'll have to name your file different :)


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Actually I can, as long as i make mine preform tasks the system needs.

An alternative is of course change the shell int he registry,t hanks for info though.

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For some more ideas, here is a (not released yet) shell that seems to be really nice: http://www.cairoshell.com/


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Yeah, Cairo rulez ! I'm watching that forum for about a year now... well, they wanted to release an alpha this december, but there's not so much progress (at least not visible for us), so the alpha release will change to december... in 12 months I guess :o

Will Cairoshell ever be finished? :)


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UPDATE

Demo of shell currently being developed. Comments are welcome =].

others are welcome to upload screenshots of how it looks on their pcs =] (please do)

no, I am not sharing the source code yet, I may decide to, however I am unsure. =]

This hopefully will turn into a replacement for explorer.exe =]

Current features:

*Start Bar

*Start button

*Clock(dynamically updated)

*start menu with user name in top right corner

*rss feed that grabs top story from google news

*muti-process application

*writes 1 key to registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\GOSIP

*Shows window on task bar and allows you to restore them.

*desktop(no icons yet SORRY)

*if you go to its directory in command line you can make a message box using the following command(planning on implementing MANY of these=])

"GOSIP -MsgBox 64*Title*text"(without quotes)

READ FIRST POST FOR MORE INFO.(NEW SCREEN SHOT AND FILE)

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fixed button alignment and added background image. Please send in screenshots of this running on you pc. =]

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