Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Distro 2: ASCII Curses Panelling GUI

Old DOS applications went through a phase of having amazing ascii GUIs and games. Somehow Linux seemed to skip that, straight from server cli to desktop environment.

Why not create a native ascii keyboard-only paneled environment similar to i3 in operation?

  • Mod4 can be used for switching panels.
  • Ctrl and Alt can be used for switching application functions and menus.
  • VIM controls can be used for other operations.
  • Panel Arrangement saves on exit

It will be blazing fast and be usable on server systems.  

Box Drawing Characters

This is a replacement for the kernel console

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