Sep 6, 2011, 9:09:34 PM9/6/11
This project looks interesting. As you asked for feedback, I will
provide some in the form of a few features often overlooked in the
development of web-centric user interface concepts.
First, is there a plan for allowing Webian to support multiple
displays? I didn't notice any mention of this particular
functionality, and making it behave consistently across platforms is
Second, would it be possible in a finished version, at least on Linux
and OSX, to allow user access to a terminal from within the shell if
necessary? Completely forgoing the underlying hardware is the ideal,
but in practice making it possible to open the proverbial hood in a
quick and unobtrusive manner could significantly ease the transition
and allow surprising combinations of web-based and local functionality
while sidestepping the broader question of conflict between GUIs.
Third, in the universe where time and resources are unlimited, I think
it would be valuable for Webian to include at least the option for
some sort of efficient mouseless browsing solution. While the project
is clearly directed towards more pointer-oriented devices like
desktops and tablets, some fast variant on hit-a-hint can make the
browsing experience far more comfortable on a laptop.
Just a few random thoughts. Very much looking forward to seeing where