--- phriedrich <phriedrich@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 17:29:33 +0200
> The Fallen <the-fallen@...> wrote:
> > Hi there!
> > It's just a crazy idea and if it ever gets realized it'll be far in
> > future, BUT i thought it would be good to let you know about it ;)
> > searching for new ways to enhance / "candy up" a desktop it came to my
> > mind to use animated backgrounds. Well, not that new i admit. It takes
> > too much performance for a much too less effort. So from where could
> > get a little more functionality? I found the answer inside the wide
> > net: flash! A relativly simple and very flexible animation/script
> > combination. Now think of having a flash-powered desktop: WOW! I dont
> > know much about programming and that kind of stuff, but i think flash
> > really uses not much ressources although it is that powerfull. Why i
> > post that here? Because e is known for it's eye-candy ;) As mentioned,
> > just a suggestion for the future, but you should think about it! It'd
> > enhance e's functionality greatly! Or how about an mp3-player inside
> > your bg? :P
> Hi, maybe it would be nice but we allready have edje.
> Excerpt from an email from Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman):
> "[...] but the new stuff is SOOOO much more capable, powerful. have you
> seen the games on websites written in FLASH? flash was originally an
> animation format alone, but it has evolved into much more. i have seen
> e-commerce engine done entirely in flash. i have seen space invaders,
> man, tetris and tonnes of other games... and guess what - edje is almost
> as capable as flash - and in some ways more powerful. [...]"
> ATTACHMENT part 2 application/pgp-signature
I was going to say, Edje will be able to do that... Including fading from
one bg image to the next, rotating transitions, slides and what not. In
fact, it might even play videos, if I read raster right on #e a couple of
weeks ago. Of course, it won't be ready until we actually have all the EFL
good and stable and ready for use in DR17. But I think it'll actually be
there. I'm glad I'm taking CS in college this fall: I'll learn how to
program in C, and I'll be (at last!) of some usefulness for E's code.
(well, usefulness remains to be seen. I might just break everything
Anyhow, to answer your question there will be no need for an extra lib, as
edje is there for that.
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