It's a prototype of a desktop environment built using W3 technologies (html5, css3, js).
The web is becoming more beautiful day-by-day. But our traditional application GUI still stays as ugly as ever. Why not build a desktop environment out of web? That way, we can have thousands of different themes to choose from. And it can be hell of a lot more interactive.
Think about it. At the bottom of the stack, we have Linux Kernel. On top of that, we have a modified webkit running. All the normal desktop apps run on this modified webkit as web applications. Since, the server is hosted locally, there will be no network latency involved.
There are a lot of web developers out there. I am confident that most of them have many cool ideas that will be great for a desktop app but not web app. But the api and gui stuff for building a traditional linux desktop app is a barrier for them to implement their idea. This project plans to eliminate that.
This is just a prototype of application part stack to gauge interest and put out some feelers. This is not meant to be complete, so don't expect it. An example of two applications are given. They are Terminal and File-browser.
See the video to see how its working.
If you like it and want me to explore this idea at https://github.com/w3de, please vote this entry.
Demo login is "demo" & "demo". Press CTRL+H for help on any page.
Completely tested in Chrome 23.0 on Linux. Low chances of not working in your browser on your OS.
NOTE: This is not meant to be deployed on PaaS such as nodejitsu. The Terminal application will allow you to edit the core application code. I politely request you not to do that.
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