Desktop Modernisation at ROUGOL, Monday 18th July 2022

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Jul 14, 2022, 2:27:22 AMJul 14
The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London will be:

Desktop Modernisation Engine
Presented by Paolo Fabio Zaino

Monday 18th July 2022, 7:45pm

The Duke of Sussex (upstairs in the Chichester Room from 6.30pm)
23 Baylis Road, London, SE1 7AY

Also online via Zoom, meeting open from 7.30pm

For the past year or two Paolo has been working on various tools to give
the RISC OS desktop a more modern look and feel, and add features that
will be familiar to anyone coming from other platforms. The central tool
to manage this will be the DME - Desktop Modernisation Engine.

This will include improved theming with new icon sets and window
furniture, a dark mode, sound effects, and more keyboard controls. He
plans to provide utilities to make it easy for non-technical users to
create their own themes, which can then be saved out and distributed for
use on other computers. His aim is for these themes to be compatible
across RO3-6, so users can have a retro or modern look whatever the age of
the system they are using.

One of the main components is a new application launcher to replace the
primitive Apps icon. Provisionally called LaunchPad, it is nearing
completion and a demonstration of its facilities will form the centrepiece
of Paolo's presentation. As with all DME components, it will be released
as open source on the RISC OS Community GitHub page.

Paolo is always open to suggestions and (even better!) contributions, so
come along to the meeting to join in the discussions. And if we are really
good, maybe Paolo will give us a sneak peak at some of the other things he
has been working on...

Directions to the venue by car and public transport are on the website:

This meeting will also be held online via Zoom (but do come an join us in
the pub if you can!). Please contact us to receive a link to the meeting :

If you have attended any previous meeting, it's the same link this month.

If you need any further information, please contact us as below.

RISC OS User Group Of London @rougol 07970 211 629

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