Mac OS X Dashboard
I again spent some time today on learning the basics of Mac OS X Tiger UI (well, in the meantime
when I prepared patch for OOo's stlport so it works with both gcc-3.3 and gcc-4.0 from XCode 2.1).
Today, it was the Dashboard
new feature introduced in Mac OS X Tiger. If you do not know it, you can imagine it as a noticeboard
above your desktop. If you need something, you'll quickly look at the Dashboard (press F12) and if
you are finished with it, you'll again look back to your desktop. What can be there? So called
widgets. Quotes, calculator, Wikipedia, system status, weather forecast etc. Widgets are
configurable, follow the Apple HIG etc.
Quite handy, very simple idea with perfect working. And what is important: it is very simple to
create your own widgets! Another +1 for Apple (of course I have to be neutral: why I feel like in
helicopter [citation from #qemu IRC channel] while Mini is doing CPU intensive stuff? ;-).