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« on: January 04, 2003, 04:15:54 am »

This is the official project communication thread for KidOS. See our SourceForge entry at .

Web site page with list of KidOS sites:
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2003, 07:51:39 am »

Man, your link is wrong.  It is to some add pop up crap.  Please change it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2003, 07:54:19 am »

What happened to the developer forum on SF?
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2003, 07:54:53 am »

Oh, wait.  I wasn\'t logged in.  Oops
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2003, 10:28:56 am »

Hows the login screen, going Omar-any screenshots for all to see yet?
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2003, 05:41:18 pm »

Well, I\'m still looking into a way to store users. It could be delimited ASCII, an INI, or the registry.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2003, 10:17:16 pm »

Lets go with INI.  They are easy, and most everyone knows them.  If you want, make up a new extention for them, like .kid  Then we can change the file association for .kid to open KidOS for that user.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2003, 10:17:51 pm »

Oh, and don\'t worry too much right now on logging them in, just work on the layout.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2003, 04:51:33 am »

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Lets go with INI.  They are easy, and most everyone knows them.  If you want, make up a new extention for them, like .kid  Then we can change the file association for .kid to open KidOS for that user.

I strongly agree-.ini files are universlky used for storing settiinfs-let\'s use them.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2003, 12:07:29 pm »

Universally? Everyone uses the Registry Tongue

Yeah, let\'s use INI files. The problem is the login screen needs to be built from the INI. We can\'t just hard-code users and change it later.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2003, 04:44:58 pm »

Ok, then run it off an INI.  We need to encrypt passwords then.  Nothing too fancy, maybe RC4.  I will build an enrryption DLL off of RC4.  For now, just save the passwords as plain text.
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2003, 05:36:57 pm »

Now for the UI. Should we copy AOL, MSN, or Windows? Or should we combine the three?

For one thing, we can drop all Windows standards if we want. I mean, a kid won\'t give a **** about Win32 standards.

We could provide two interfaces for kids, one with the modern Windows look for older kids, and another with the style of MSN Explorer for younger kids.

Also, our Parental Controls must follow Windows standards, because adults are used to the normal Windows UI.

What do you think of these design suggestions?
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2003, 10:06:59 pm »

A combintion of tyhree sryles, is mjy ptreference-maybe a luottle of ,inux login/nacosx login style too.
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2003, 11:08:41 pm »

Yeah, for the Parent Section we can worry about Windows standards, but for the Kid part, make it big, colorful, and fun.
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2003, 11:32:40 pm »

Oh and give keyboard shortcuts for everything. Younger kids won\'t know how to use the mouse.
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