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KnightOS: Castle
« on: August 08, 2010, 03:42:54 pm »
Hello,
I just finished mocking up the Castle, or the start menu-like interface, for KOS.  The image is attached.  The top row is the icons that users have "pinned," or programs that they choose to keep in the Castle for easy access.  The bottom row is the frequently used programs.  In the middle of the text near the top, the name of the selected program is displayed.  On models without a clock, it will be displayed where the time is.  Clicking "Y=" will take the user to a more condensed list of all their programs, and clicking Graph will return to the last executing program.  All icons are 15x15.  You can highlight different ones with the arrow keys.
Also, if anyone is interested, the icons are actual icons that I have made to be used for KOS programs.  On the top row, left to right: Graph, Math, Mosaic, Notepad, Calendar.  On the bottom row, left to right: Explorer, Connect, User Preferences, Settings, Terminal.
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Re: Castle
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 03:47:22 pm »
Nice, it reminds me a bit the TI-89 interface, except the frequently used programs part. Nice so far :)
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Re: Castle
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 04:12:45 pm »
That is very cool! :) Glad to see some type of GUI coming together :D




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Re: Castle
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 04:40:31 pm »
Yeah, it does look a bit like the 89, except that you cannot scroll off-screen.
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Re: Castle
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 04:44:18 pm »
Cool! I like the theme too!

May I recommend different selections for graphing and calculation? just a thought.

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Re: Castle
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 10:33:07 pm »
Well, the top row is user-defined.

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Re: Castle
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 10:54:05 pm »
reminds me of the iPod Touch interface, but with the bottom row on top.  ;)  Nice Job.
btw, did you get the folder sprite off of DoorsCS?

EDIT:  And if I may make a suggestion, will there be an option to turn on without the castle first?  Because for quick calculations and stuff, I prefer how the calculator turns on at the math screen.  Or you could have it turn on on where it left off, like the Casio Calcs.  Just some ideas, you don't have to use them.  ;)
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Re: Castle
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010, 11:09:27 pm »
That mockup is full of win. :D
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Re: Castle
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 11:11:50 pm »
reminds me of the iPod Touch interface, but with the bottom row on top.  ;)  Nice Job.
btw, did you get the folder sprite off of DoorsCS?

EDIT:  And if I may make a suggestion, will there be an option to turn on without the castle first?  Because for quick calculations and stuff, I prefer how the calculator turns on at the math screen.  Or you could have it turn on on where it left off, like the Casio Calcs.  Just some ideas, you don't have to use them.  ;)
Yeah that could be an idea, like on the 89T, you can choose if you want the calc to turn on on the home screen or on the apps interface
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Re: Castle
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010, 11:47:53 pm »
Or, perhaps also like the 89, one key combo (ALPHA + ON instead of SHIFT + ON?) could turn the calculator off but when it turns back on, the screen is saved, whereas the other one just turned off back to the starting screen?



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Re: Castle
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2010, 11:50:20 pm »
Sounds like the nspire :P Not saying it's bad, just reminds me of it. we can't do that standby thing though. Probably just store a var in memory to restore the page.

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Re: Castle
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 09:18:58 am »
Well, sleeping from where you are would not be too hard.  ON+Alpha, probably.  ON+2nd to bring up the shut down menu.

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Re: KnightOS: Castle
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 05:53:08 am »
shut down menu? which options will be in that menu then? there are not that many differences between various shutdown methods for calcs, right? or am I wrong at this point?
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Re: KnightOS: Castle
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2010, 07:17:05 am »
I think the only real way to turn OFF the calculator is to remove all 5 batteries (AAA+lithium battery). Besides that I think the calculator is never really turned OFF completly, it's in some sort of sleeping mode. In MirageOS, if you remove a battery while the calc is "shut down", when turning it back ON you get a RAM Clear. Same in a BASIC program if APD is triggered during Pause mode.
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Re: KnightOS: Castle
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2010, 08:15:21 am »
In KnightOS, when I say "shutdown," I mean clear the RAM, turn off the screen, and do a full boot when ON is pressed.
When I say "sleep," I mean halt all threads, turn off the screen, and pick up where you left off when ON is pressed.