Last wednesday Microsoft published a developer preview of Windows 8. You can get it here.
After trying it out on my Acer 1825PTZ I decided to put it on my self build multi touch coffee table.
4 hours installing and configuring CCV and Bsqsimulator I got it running. And I was impressed.
The new metro ui works perfect at touchscreens. I couldn’t really stop sitting at the table and “touching” everything.
I plan to do some videos in the next week to show a little bit more, than this one screenshot.
When you see the stuff in live action, you know why I definitely want something like that on the Linux desktop!
Because of the buying of my Acer Aspire 1825PTZ I switched from Ubuntu to Gentoo to get the hardware working.
That was also the reason why I ported the uTouch stack to Gentoo. To use the nice multitouch screen :-).
But time changes and with 3 systems running Gentoo, it takes me too much time to keep them running.
Some weeks ago I found a distribution called Bodhi Linux. It is based on Ubuntu 10.04 and uses E17 as window manager.
This will be my new used distribution.
Sadly it used a rather “old” xorg server (version 1.9). So my first work is to get the normal 1.10 ported and the get also uTouch working there.
With this work, I will update my ebuilds and the patches to the 1.10.4 xorg version for Gentoo.
Inspired by the people in La Defense in Paris I joined the “Post It” war.
Here my first one:
But still to small to see it good from outside. But the additional Post It’s are already bought.
Here my second one which I did today with my colleague Matthias:
The logo of my company. It is not that easy to find dark blue and white Post It’s.
You will find some other cool pictures and inspiration at http://www.postitwar.com/
So join the war and decorate your windows!
Faster as I thought, I got the Gentoo user repository. It is named ‘sabotageandi’
So, after a simple `layman -a sabotageandi`, you get my ebuilds.
So, I finally found the time to request a gentoo user overlay.
Here is the request ticket: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=377981
Hopefully it is accepted and created soon
I finally found some time to push some of my projects to GitHub.
.) Efl- Sharp – https://github.com/SabotageAndi/efl-sharp
My C# bindings for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries. I didn’t have much time in the last weeks to work further on them, but I will need them for another project, so there will be more new stuff in the future.
.) uTouch Gentoo ebuilds – https://github.com/SabotageAndi/gentoo-portage-overlay
I ported my intial ebuilds to the latest versions of various packages and took the opportunity to also push these to GitHub.
In the repository will be also other ebuilds, as an ebuild for the driver for the Ralink rt3572 wlan chip.
Have fun with it.
In the last weeks I ported the uTouch Multitouch Stack from Canoncial to Gentoo.
What is ported:
.) Changes from Ubuntu for inputproto, xorg-server, evdev, glib, libXi
To get it work:
1.) Download my ebuilds from here
2.) Extract it to a folder of your choice
3.) Add this folder to your overlays
4.) Add the utouch USE flag to your USE flags
5.) Update inputproto, xorg-server, evdev, glib, libXi and emerge ginn