Terminal for ASU

Kalle Happonen kalle.happonen at iki.fi
Tue Jul 22 16:08:55 CEST 2008

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 02:39:01 +0100 JW <jameswillmer at googlemail.com> babbled:
>>> Where are the design documents which say "no keyboard toggle button
>>> should be included", please? If one wishes to contribute code or
>>> patches to ASU then I guess it's necessary to know this, or one will
>>> find patches rejected because they don't meet this design specification?
>> surely this is a prime candidate for a motion detection / gesture detection
>> to bring up the keyboard
>> easy - no extra button needed
>> geeks who enable their gesture of choice get the keyboard when they want it
>> carsten can you build in the sleeping gesture as you go?
> what gesture, where? how? how ill this be able to not conflict with operation
> of other apps? i am not so hot on gestures - especially ones that use up the
> "whole screen" or parts o the screen where apps run - as now gestures fight for
> usability with apps themselves. there is no coordination. example:
> if the gesture was "slide up the screen from bottom to top" - how is this
> gesture different from me dragging my finger to scroll a list in the application
> on my screen? how do i make sure only ONE of these happens (the keyboard pops up
> OR the scroll happens) and not both?
I'm not sure, but I think he meant gesture as in accelerometer. Double 
tap the phone for instance, or tap it on the bottom and it slides up, 
and tap it on the top and it slides down... or...


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