Hildon Desktop Scalability

So, as I posted some days ago, one of our goals for the future Hildon Desktop releases is scalability. We want to be able to easily configure/adapt the desktop to different displays with different resolutions. As a proof of concept, I made some very small code changes and some adaptations on the development theme (aka Plankton) – created by MDK and tigert – and made Hildon Desktop usable on a 1024×768 resolution on my laptop. It would rock even more if I had a tablet PC here to use finger for interaction. Here’s the result:

Hildon Desktop running on a 1024×768 resolution.

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Lucas Rocha is just a brazilian guy who loves hacking and music. He lives in the frozen lands of Finland with his lovely wife Carol. He works for Nokia in the development of Hildon and Maemo. In his free time, he's a happy GNOME contributor. He has a mustache, a beard and big smile in his face.

13 thoughts on “Hildon Desktop Scalability”

  1. I really wish you good look at this, it would be great for when I connect my pc to the tv, Right now I’m using matchbox for that (and I’m thinking of buying a gyromouse or, if there ever comes out, a alternative wii controler), but I really liked Hildon when the one time I held a n770

  2. Yes! But where are the packages? ubuntu please! Thanx in advance! Being the next best thing after compiz/beryl, I would dump gnome-panel/metacity in an instant to get hildon instead! More Exclamation marks, Yay!

  3. So that is the osso-browser, with a different engine than Opera I assume? Just how much software does OSSO write and never release?!

  4. Quim, thanks for the answer! The reasons I asked are,

    1) There are many indications that, internally, Nokia has always had (since before the 770 shipped) and continues to have other rendering engine backends for the osso-browser frontend (Gecko and gtk-webcore, namely), and

    2) Amongst the explanations and excuses for the 770 hacker edition was a note that even Nokia does not have the Opera source code, and thus could not run Opera 8.5 without the N800 hardware even if they wanted to. And yet, here it looks like it is running on a thinkpad and you claim it is the “same Opera engine being shipped in the N800”. Hows that? Recompiled? Emulated? Or does Opera provide nokia with a special x86 opera-engine that us users won’t ever be able to use?

    It seems like every small answer from Nokia only raises bigger questions!

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