Visual Refresh

By Jackpot51 on

This is the 19th post of a series of blog posts tracking the development and progress of Redox.

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NVMe and USB 3 support

On the driver side, I have been working on NVMe and XHCI support. I hope to have the ability to run Redox from NVMe SSDs in a few weeks. For XHCI, I have focused on support for a library like libusb so that userspace drivers from Linux can be ported easily. Wireless networking, specifically for Atheros and Intel Wi-Fi chipsets is my priority for USB support.

Theme Support

Inspired by the Arc theme, I have rewritten OrbTK, Orbutils, and Orbital to improve upon their aesthetics. Currently, it attempts to match the Arc theme as closely as possible. The goal is to have all of the changes required contained where it is easy for other themes to override them.

The login screen has been completely overhauled, as well as the title bars and OrbTK color scheme. I will work to improve the other applications - in the order of launcher, file manager, and terminal.

Without further ado, here are the before and after images!

Login Before & After:

Apps Before & After: