November 29, 2005 by Eugene Gorbunoff
Press-release about the development of a new eComStation system component eSchemes
eCo Software, december 1th, 2005
View PDF version: http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes/download/eSchemes-press-release.pdf
eCo Software announces the development of the eComStation eSchemes system component, which will allow the user to tweak and tune system appearance, from one single application.
eSchemes is developed with Mensys BV technical and financial assistance. eSchemes is part of the ongoing effort of eCo Software to develop applications by using an object-oriented approach in software development for the eComStation operating system. eSchemes was created using SOM technology and is fully integreated into the system desktop.
A scheme can contain sets of pointers, sounds, in addition to information about colors of system appearance, and lets the user to configure parameters both of single objects and entire classes. Thanks to the fact that the scheme is stored as a single file, a scheme is mobile and can be easily transferred from one computer to another.
Apart from that, the problem with incorrect display of some system controls will be resolved in eSchemes, because it can change the main color in the system appearance, which was previously fixed at grey.
Yury Prokushev, eCo Software leading engineer, proclaimed: "eSchemes greatly increases efficiency of system control. During the next years we anticipate to improve the situation in development of component applications."
Joachim Benjamins (Mensys BV) considers that "development of new components for eComStation was started back in 2002. We are glad that eSchemes will now form another milestone in the development of the eComStation infrastructure which provides a professional looking userinterface and adds to the unique abilities of the Workplace Shell"
We recommend companies to update their software today, to use all eSchemes abilities. eCo Software will soon publish detailed information about necessary changes and recommendations for application development.
eSchemes will be available for all eComStation 1.2 users (and next versions) for free.
* eSchemes homepage: eCo Software site -- http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes
* Download eSchemes: eComStation Betazone -- http://betazone.ecomstation.nl