View Full Version : Video Capture Of Prototype Multitasking Pandora Ui, Developer progress on UI

December 7th, 2008, 17:03
News from wesbrown18 (http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php?act=ST&f=62&t=45622)

Thought I'd show you guys what I was working on today for the Pandora project -- at the moment, I'm working on sussing out the minimal multitasking interface based on feedback from the other developers. I figured that those of us anticipating the Pandora would like to see some tangible progress.

This is using the Matchbox window manager, which has been used to great success on the Nokia line of appliances. It's minimal, it's designed for a touch screen, and it displays windows in full screen, and does not get in the way of the user.

I'm also working from the Pandora version of gmenu2x, with some further modifications by me to support multitasking.

This is a video capture of gmenu2x launching, firing up the Amiga emulator, and then while Workbench 1.3 loads, Ultima 4 is fired up. Then we check on the progress of Workbench 1.3.


Caveat: This was captured on my development machine, not on the Pandora hardware itself. Actual performance may differ, but the Pandora does have a lot of oomph to it. Additionally, there are some funny frame-jump issues when xvidcap is overtaxed.