Rock Paper Scisors Possible future X Dev if possible

Tomasz Witko ubuntudev at
Mon Oct 10 01:11:31 UTC 2005

Resent because of mail failure

On 10/9/05, Tomasz Witko <ubuntudev at> wrote:
> I was going to post a thread on this on the Ubuntu Forum Community forum
> but thought as there is a bunch of delelopers here to see if this is even
> possible. If so possibly in this Xubuntu release or the next? Or possibly
> long term a standalone. Anyways even if not possible for Xubuntu it might
> give some developers something to work on in the future.
> Rock Paper Scisors basicly is a WM mod possibly made with components from
> other wm components. What it does is replace menu and windows and window
> frams with what paper like graphics resembles post it notes. The window
> frame would be a thin paper like bar with a slightly lighter or darker shade
> outlining the outline. The scroll bar would be replaced by two triangles one
> for the top and another for the bottom. For text windows the (2pixel)
> outline would be a shade darker than the text/ writing area. The pannel
> would conform to the paper graphics. The minimise, Maximise and close
> buttons would be modified to fit the theme little scaaures of paper with
> corisponding - ^x etc.
> The hole Idea of Paper scisors is to create an desktop enviroment that
> resembles a bunch of sheets of paper which allows for other possiblities
> such as text documents with a lined paper text are or even graph paper.
> This hopefully creates creates a simplistic enviorment that is very low on
> resource requirements. Also for notebooks screen space is at a premium its
> minimalistic approach may be desirable.
> Anyways is this even possible and could it be made to drasticly lower the
> ram and cpu requirements to an extent that would make it feasable.

Much more inportantly even if a hole new WM mod is not created it may be
possible to get a window manager set up, sort of simplistic that has very
low low ram and processor load sort of try to make X run lighter.
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