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#ActualStroppy Katamari

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

The Youtube video says exactly what the guy used to get that desktop - Rainmeter for the widget engine, a bunch of ready-made Rainmeter widgets, some software from Stardock (probably the start menu replacement), and Dreamscene (probably for the video background). I don't think he did anything on his own except collecting the widgets and tools.

If I understand correctly, the thing you want to do is start hacking together a Rainmeter competitor with your own widgets? If so, my earlier recommendation of Qt is still good. Qt Quick 2.0 is great for quickly putting together widget-like UIs and animating them, but you also get very fine-grained control when you need it.

#1Stroppy Katamari

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

The Youtube video says exactly what the guy used to get that desktop - Rainmeter for the widget engine, a bunch of ready-made Rainmeter widgets, some software from Stardock (probably the start menu replacement), and Dreamscene (probably for the video background). I don't think he did anything on his own except collecting the widgets and tools.<br /><br />If I understand correctly, the thing you want to do is start hacking together a Rainmeter competitor with your own widgets? If so, my earlier recommendation of Qt is still good. Qt Quick 2.0 is great for quickly putting together widget-like UIs and animating them, but you also get very fine-grained control when you need it.

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