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What is your major need for QuantumSTEP's future?
What is your major need for QuantumSTEP's future?
Better installation [ 1 ] ** [3.33%]
Full sync with Mac [ 11 ] ** [36.67%]
Higher stability [ 1 ] ** [3.33%]
A full distribution/ROM that can be flashed [ 4 ] ** [13.33%]
A newer kernel like OpenZaurus [ 2 ] ** [6.67%]
A different kernel like OpenBSD / Darwin [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
What the hell is QuantumSTEP? [ 3 ] ** [10.00%]
Has a nicer graphical design [ 8 ] ** [26.67%]
Needs its own discussion subforum here on OESF [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Runs on a Linux mobile phone [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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dhns
post Oct 21 2005, 04:11 AM
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Hi all Mac & Zaurus owers,

we have and will put a lot of effort into mySTEP and QuantumSTEP and need feedback to better focus the limited time we can spend for that project...

So we kindly ask you to help to shape the project.

Many thanks,
hns

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http://www.quantum-step.com/wiki.php?page=About
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eji
post Oct 21 2005, 05:01 AM
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Here's my dream: The beauty of pdaXrom (or OS X) with full Mac sync that can be flashed to my SL-6000.

So if I could, which probably would defeat the point of this poll, I'd choose "better graphical design" (which I did), "full sync with Mac," and "can be flashed". Whatever kernel it runs is all but irrelevant if the other criteria can be met.

Right now, though, it's the rough-around-the-edges look of QuantumSTEP that really puts me off. Qtopia looks a lot more polished and better oriented for the handheld.
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post Oct 24 2005, 01:28 AM
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QUOTE(eji @ Oct 21 2005, 02:01 PM)
Here's my dream: The beauty of pdaXrom (or OS X) with full Mac sync that can be flashed to my SL-6000.

Right now, though, it's the rough-around-the-edges look of QuantumSTEP that really puts me off. Qtopia looks a lot more polished and better oriented for the handheld.

Ok,
I understand that fully and we have the same dream - butso know the technological hurdles (antialising, smooth scaling, full alpha blending, scalable fonts, nicely designed icons, Xrender extension, ...). All can be done because OS X has done it (although they have an Altivec FPU plus a separate GPU for Quartz Extreme and Core Graphics - but it still runs well enough on a G3).

What we need is someone who is great at graphical design to support this project. So, if by chance anybody has a good recommendation, we are open for that.

Sync is in progress...

-- hns
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post Oct 24 2005, 01:52 AM
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QUOTE(dhns @ Oct 24 2005, 09:28 AM)
What we need is someone who is great at graphical design to support this project. So, if by chance anybody has a good recommendation, we are open for that.
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DHNS, I never realized how much impact the right font could have on the GUI.

EviLjazz has posted some replacement Qtopia fonts here:

http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=15651

I used Calibri and it's made my stock Sharp ROM look absolutely stunning while maximizing screen real estate. No kidding. I think plugging that into QuantumSTEP would improve its aesthetics significantly.

What else do you need? Backgrounds? Icons? I can't code any part of the GUI, but I can do anything you need with images.
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post Oct 24 2005, 02:46 AM
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QUOTE(eji @ Oct 24 2005, 10:52 AM)
I never realized how much impact the right font could have on the GUI.

EviLjazz has posted some replacement Qtopia fonts here: ...

I think plugging that into QuantumSTEP would improve its aesthetics significantly.

Yes, that looks very different and very smooth!

Since QuantumSTEP uses X/Qt, I probably should install the font package as well... Currently it uses the X11 default font. And OS X uses some smooth fonts like Geneva, Lucida, Monaco. I should do it anyway to support Unicode...

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What else do you need? Backgrounds? Icons? I can't code any part of the GUI, but I can do anything you need with images.
Basically hints and ideas where to improve. But some parts are hard coded into the drawing routines and can't be easily replaced... I will follow up by PM.

-- hns
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