Monday, May 15, 2006

Maps eyeApp!

We're proud to announce a new application for eyeOS: Maps.

With this new app, based on the great software Google Maps, searching geolocations and saving/viewing them as Bookmarks can be entirely done from eyeOS. Have your location bookmarks with you with eyeOS+Maps!

This new app can be found in the Application Manager.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

New Gallery app!

We're glad to publish the new Gallery app, for creating photo galleries (with image preview), watching them with the slideshow function and organizing all the photos we have in the Home folder. Like all the apps, can be found in the Application Manager.

All the eyeOS team are working very hard for the new system, which will come in a few weeks with many improvements. Stay tuned!

eyeOS: the next steps

We have reached a point where eyeOS is growing very fast and we need to get a complete new organization method for maintaining, using and developing eyeOS. For this reason, we're working very hard, preparing the next step for eyeOS community.
The new eyeOS version
The first update will come in the new eyeOS 0.8.16. We will be revising the apps with a common structure. All apps will follow the same internal structure, will be documented and will have a new system to allow for customizing parameters.
The new kernel will have many improvements:

  • It will come with the user registration option (like in, that will be enabled and disabled by superuser. This new registration method can optionally require email verification.

  • A new optional statistics gathering system which can permit the analysis of eyeOS usage.

  • A new system function to allow apps to provide user cutomisable parameters. Each app having such parameters will have a new button which opens a configuration panel. The definition of the parameters will be in the properties xml file, and the user values will be saved in the per user application file. EyeCalendar will be the first app to make use of this feature

  • Many cleanups and bug corrections have also been done, and a bigger number of available languages will be implemented by default.

The new eyeOS websites
We also intend to revise completely the website and all it's services. With the new structure, the website will be more focused on the end user (with tutorials, reviews, tips and tricks, featured themes and apps, etc.).
The new developer area
A completely new developer area. will be created from scratch. This new area will be divided in two parts: The documentation part, where users interested in join the development team should read, with much information about eyeOS' core and applications, articles explaining how to write good applications for the system, an expanded API documentation, etc.
And the important new part: the new developer network will be based on eyeOS: There will be a new app for maintaining discussions and pages (like actual forums and wiki systems), an app for sending new files (with eyeOS code), and automatic generation of nightly builds with the last eyeOS running in the developers system.

Each developer will be able to send modifications, improvements and bug fixes to the public directory, and after acceptance, they will be made available in the nightly builds, which all developers can download.
After a reasonable period of improvements and bug fixes, we will release a new eyeOS version and update the community system (
With the new eyeOS structure, we will have two servers running (the "big" server for the end-users, with the last stable eyeOS, and the developers server with the last betas of eyeOS).
We will publish more information about how will be releases named, and the system managed.
Please send ideas, suggestions and everything!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Jabber IM and 3gp Videos!

We have just uploaded two new apps to, a Jabber Client for connecting and chatting with Jabber servers and a 3GP video player, for playing the 3GP videos avaliable in the Home directory.
The two new apps can be found at the Application Manager.

We are working for the next version of eyeOS, which will include many small improvements in all applications and more system features for customizing the apps and the desktop.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Reading RSS feeds from eyeOS

We have now twenty thousand reasons to work for eyeOS! Thanks to everybody who is making possible all this. The community is growing as fast as eyeOS grows day after day.

We have uploaded the new RSS reader. Like all other apps, can be launched from the Application Manager, and added into the main dock by clicking on "Manage Apps" and choosing it.

There will be improvements in the way users are registered and new social apps soon. Stay tuned!