View Full Version : Vista Filp-3D Linux Alternatives?

29th May 2006, 01:52 PM
the title says it all :)
this is how filp-3d looks in vista:

i know there is a linux alternative for this.. i just can find it. so.. doesn anyone know wher i can find it?

29th May 2006, 01:57 PM
I'd wish that was in XGL, but it aint. I'm not too sure about AIGLX.

29th May 2006, 02:06 PM
there must be a linux alternative.. i`ve just came accross something called RandR (The X Resize and Rotate Extension) but i didn found any screenshots of it or download links... so still searching for a flip-3d alternative for linux :) in windows xp there is a alternative called TopDesk.... but again not for linux.

29th May 2006, 02:26 PM
Project Plasma

Thats the closest thing I could find. they claim that it will be KDE's answer to Longhorn (a.k.a. Vista) but they are still in the coding stages and haven't even begun the work on the GUI part. So it look like flip-3d is a farcry away from linux at this point, but not forgotten. Maby the peeps making XGL or AIGLX will get similar insparation when Vista is released. As of now the best thing for sleek, 3D, Vista-style (most will argue Linux style :p) desktop is going widget crazy or using XGL.

I currently have XGL and it is terrific! Maby more apps will start going openGL. I would love a 3d MPlayer :D

29th May 2006, 02:32 PM
lol i have seen it running on linux once.. i just don know the name anymore to find it.. and a extensive google search didn realy gave me the needed results.. so it MUST be released already.. just where?? :(

29th May 2006, 02:44 PM
Google also turn me up dry. Well if you find this mystery app by all means SHARE!!! I would Love to try that out.

BTW: When you saw it, did you see a video of a LIVE presentation? Like the guy was on stage showing it off. Cause I saw that video. I can't remember where. But it ws exactly like flip-3d.

29th May 2006, 02:52 PM
i saw it a few YEARS ago on a linux computer... but than i tought: "funny... so iusefull??" now that windows vista puts this in vista i want to try that app on linux :)

so no guy on stage showing it off :)

29th May 2006, 02:55 PM

If you could find sed video, that would be undenyable evidence that Vista is a copy-cat.

29th May 2006, 04:39 PM
kinda like 3ddesktop http://desk3d.sourceforge.net/

29th May 2006, 04:45 PM
i've seen something similar or the same on linux too mark, i'll have a think about it

29th May 2006, 06:46 PM
Nothing new. Sun's Project Looking Glass and this Metisse demonstration (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=22448&highlight=metisse) already support these features.
Metisse will soon be available on Fedora Extras repository.

29th May 2006, 07:13 PM
cool but does it play nice with XGL/Compiz ?

29th May 2006, 07:36 PM
It should not problem. Only minor details are to assign the keyboard command for each tasks in order to be intuitive.

29th May 2006, 09:30 PM
I'd wish that was in XGL, but it aint. I'm not too sure about AIGLX.

XGL and AIGLX got nothing to do with Flip-3d support. It's the composite manager like compiz that has all the effects and since compiz has a nice plugin system, it should be no problem writing a flip-3d plugin for compiz. Altough it shouldn't be necesary considering compiz's two alt-tab alternatives...

1st June 2006, 06:35 AM
I know guys, that you mean this:


the same here: