Boxes

boxes-icon.png

Introduction

It would be wonderful to have a simple GNOME 3 app for accessing other computer systems or images.

Designers

Jon McCann, Jakub Steiner

Objectives

Goals

  • View, access, and use:
    • remote machines
    • remote virtual machines
    • local virtual machines
  • View, access, and use virtual machines on removable media
  • View, access, and use shared connection / machines
  • Share connections?
  • Upload / publish virtual machines
  • Select favorites
  • Search for connections

Non-Goals

  • Enterprise system management / administration
  • Asset management
  • Software distribution
  • Automation

Use Cases

  • Connect to a local virtual machine for testing.
  • Connecting to a work machine from home.
  • Connect to a work machine over a low quality cellular network.

Constraints

Relevant Art

VMWare Fusion

http://www.vmware.com/files/images/screens_fusion/f4/VirtualMachineLibrary-large.jpg

Remote Desktop Connection

Windows

OS X

Apple Remote Desktop 3

http://images.apple.com/remotedesktop/images/indexhero20090824.jpg

Splashtop Remote

GNOME

Discussion

Tentative Design

https://docs.google.com/drawings/pub?id=1Kwa_vTwrxoRFyDea93ShTbq3R_dHp7JQkZZXWPPUxbE&w=6647&h=6627

  • dark theme to keep actual remote screen in focus

https://github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/raw/master/boxes/boxes-default.png

Box Properties

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/boxes/wires/properties-modal.png

Multi Window

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/boxes/wires/multi-window.png

Snapshots

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/master/boxes/wires/snapshots.png

Specific Designs

Comments

See Also

Design/Apps/Boxes (last edited 2016-03-31 21:40:22 by JakubSteiner)