What's Next

This book focuses on the roadmap, release schedules and up-coming features.

Next Releases after 2.1.1

Here's our fast track releases plan for the coming 6 months after V2.1.1 - Indigo MAX IMPACT is released

Desktop Release Roadmap
 CODE NAME Date New Features
OCTANE - v2.2
September 15 2020
  • Introduction of MaXX Settings
  • MaXX Settings Integration into the Desktop via new msettings/ms CLI
  • New  Configuration Panels UI
    • Mouse
    • Keyboard
    • DtUtilities
    • Windows
    • DtSounds
    • Desktop
    • Schemebr
  • Quick Search
ONYX - v2.3
December 15
2020
  • Introduction of Desktop Manager and new FileManager, aka fm
  • Introduction of IconCatalog
  • Adding Workspace Manager for multiple virtual screens

 

Software Development Stack Roadmap
Milestone Date Features
Fork of ViewKlass July 2020 Forking the code of ViewKlass 0.7.2 into MaXXvue
Modernize MaXXvue July 15 2020 Adding _NET_WM Atom to MaXXvue code base
Update v2.1.1
July 26th 2020 Bug fixes, new XFT rendered for 5Dwm and Dumpster
MaXXsettings CLI July 30 2020 MVP 1 of MaXX Settings CLI
MaXXsettings API August 15 2020 MVP 1 of MaXX Settings C++ API
Config Panels
 - Mouse
 - Keyboard
 - DtUtilities
 - Windows

SGI FilePath Widget
August 30 2020 Complete implementation of
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • DtUtilities
  • Windows

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Config Panels
 - Desktop
 - Schemebr
 - DtSounds
 SGI FSB
September 15 2020 Complete implementation of
  • Desktop
  • Schemebr
  • DtSounds
MaXXvue Canvas
MaXXvue MIDView
September 30 2020 Adding Modern Canvas components to support various renderer technology. MVP1 will be with Modern GL v3.3+.  Those components are needed to support the development of MIDView component used in both fm and iconcatalog
MaXXvue Desktop October 15 2020 Main Component for the Desktop Manager background window.  aka the Desktop
more to come...    

 

July 5th 2020 - New Graphical Installer Community Effort Announcement

Graphical Installer

With the new 2.1 release of MaXX Desktop available now and behind us. We can announce the retirement of our older trusty text based installation mechanism.  It simple and it works, but we aim at providing a nicer user experience with a new graphical installer that do the grunt work behind the scene.  To address our requirements and timeline, we have selected Java as programming language and the GraalVM Suite of tools.

 

Why Java?

Java is a mature, proven and well suited platform that write once and runs anywhere, even in your Android phone!   Seriously, it means for us fast and simpler development with access to everything we might need to build a nice intuitive graphical installer.  With the GraalVM we can  generate a native binary executable from the Java Application itself.  This is the typical one code base, two delivery platform: JVM based like any normal Java application or native like a C/C++ application.  With Java as our programming language we can focus on building functionalities and not framework then functionality. It's fast to develop and a much bigger bang for the buck.  After all, it's an installer!

It will be a Community Effort

As part of our ongoing process to open up the entire code base, any new development is and will be open-source and following a BSD Licensing.  So let's make it official... we are looking for developers right now to start on this new project.  It will be a great opportunity for those interested to work with and learn from an industry mentor and pioneer in the fields of  C/C++, Java, OpenGL and the  X Window system. 

We aim at replicating the SGI Software Managerimage-1593964291064.png

Contact Point

email : Contact : eric dot masson at maxxinteractive dot com for detail
Slack: Invite to our Workspace

July 5th 2020 - IRIX Clogin Implementation Community Effort Announcement

New Graphical Display Manager

In an effort to provide a more complete SGI user experience and to cut GNOME dependency, we announce the start of our own X11 Display Manager. For those using GNOME, the DM is called GDM. Our effort will be based on the existing XDM with inspiration from Common Desktop Environment as well, since they are Motif based too.

More details will be made available as the interest grows.

It will be a Community Effort

As part of our ongoing process to open up the entire code base, any new development is and will be open-source and following a BSD Licensing. So let's make it official... we are looking for developers right now to start on this new project. It will be a great opportunity for those interested to work with and learn from an industry mentor and pioneer in the fields of  C/C++, Motif/ViewKit and the  X Window System.

We aim at replicating the IRIX Clogin Display Managerimage-1593966158214.png

 

Contact Point

GitLab : https://gitlab.com/maxxdesktop/maxx-clogin
email
: Contact : eric dot masson at maxxinteractive dot com for detail
Slack: Invite to our Workspace