[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Window manager on the 770

From: Scott Carr scarr at progbits.com
Date: Mon Sep 11 20:00:15 EEST 2006
Tapani Pälli wrote:
> [snip]
>> I love doing at least 2 things in the same time and I would like to be
>> able to read some news or my emails when showing a movie.
> This is technically possible todo, however on handheld device it is
> propably not a typical usecase. The physical size of the screen is not
> very big, that would mean really small fonts or scrollbars everywhere.
> Maybe these kind of things could be implemented as plugins for either TN
> or statusbar, so that you can for example see when you have new mail
> etc. I don't think many people read mails while watching a movie (?)
>> Why the full screen mode is the only possibility ?
Another problem would be the limited amount of CPU cycles for things.  
Running a movie at the same time would be very taxing, having to reduce 
the frames while playing, etc.

Certain things could be done simultaneously, but the playing of movies 
is very CPU centric.

Scott Carr
Documentation Co-Lead

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