HI! Its been a passion project of mine the past 2 years to work on an operating system shell that I call “BrastinOS”. It’s made entirely with processing, in the processing editor, and has
- a windowed environment
- a desktop with taskbar (fully customizable)
- a file explorer
- a text editor
- an image viewer
- a settings app
- very detailed theme support (my main goal with the OS)
- smooth and polished animation
- support for custom applications
There’s a lot more stuff but its too much to remember / compile into a list
When I started the project I didn’t realise how big it would become, as at first my main goal was just to make a simple window manager. Then it slowly became making my dream operating system shell. If there was a feature I wish was in windows, I would do my best to implement it. Not everything is perfect and there’s definitely a few bugs, but I’m only one person and this is a fully functional operating system shell.
I’m guessing Processing definitely wasn’t made with this in mind at all but it’s just such an amazing platform that I end up always coming back to it to make things. It’s my go-to for any games of software because it makes things so simple yet it is so powerful.
TDLR: I made a fake operating system in processing, here are some screenshots and here is a link to try it out: https://brastin3.itch.io/brastinos
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