New desktop from BeOS user

I developed this project for linux,
A complete BeOS linux interface as tracker or deskbar.
This projet is prototype developed in gambas 3 language.
Here you find website.
any comments are welcome.

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That reminds me much more of Windows 8 than Haiku or BeOS,but still it’s a quite interesting project.
Does it need GTK or Qt or does it work without a GUI Toolkit?
Does it work on FreeBSD?

It works on all unix platform who can execute gambas3 package.

Gambas use gtk or qt toolkit.

It usind openbox for the moment. But it could work on all wm.
I’m making an openbox beos clone theme.
I will use it on new video.

You can use on freebsd too and macosx
And a windows port is recent.

Yes,that’s much better :+1:

Finaly it works better on sawfish.
Openbox is fast but not themable at all like we want.
Curiously, this desktop doesn’t work on icewm because use x11 atom protocol and main root window go behind all windows… I don’t know why…
Is it existing a flat futurist beos theme for sawfish?

Maybe i should do one new distro like zevenos or other… Pourquoi pas…

I wanted to try your desktop today,but unfortunately Gambas3 is packaged neither for FreeBSD nor for Manjaro ARM :confused:
But I really don’t think that we need even more distributions,there are too many already.
If you really want a distribution that comes with your desktop,why not package a existing distribution bundled with your desktop preinstalled?

And what kind of distro do you think i need to pack?

You can choose the one you like most.
I personally find Artix Linux quite good.
I don’t want to start a distrowar here,however.
It doesn’t matter that much as long as we share the opinion that Haiku is much better than every Linux.

There was a Linux in BeOS optic in the past, but still no development anymore


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Can you please make in Vbox *.ova-image with the system and installed DE? I tried to build/run your DE, but alas no success. I want to share it with our community in my Haiku-BeOS folder in the cloud.

Ok, i will try to do this image.
Thanks for advice.

Just one information:
Do you know how to add autostart applications in sawfish wm?

i have added procedure to install desktop here:

Yesterday afte all the day in qemu, i tryed to install simple debian netinstall. After 5 hours of waiting, on wonderfull crash : impossible to install grub…

Virtual box doesn’t work on my Hp book pro I3. problem with KVM in the Bios…

I will try with one puppy linux distro…