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Controlling GNOME 3 With Skeltrack

Unknown Lamer posted about 2 years ago | from the dance-dance-computer-interface dept.

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dartttt writes with an excerpt from Ubuntu Vibes: "Skeltrack is a Free Software (GPL3) library by Igalia for tracking the human skeleton joints from depth images. It is implemented with GLib and uses plain mathematics to detect the human skeleton and although it does not use any database, it was inspired by Andreas Baak's paper: "A Data-Driven Approach for Real-Time Full Body Pose Reconstruction from a Depth Camera" Skeltrack devs have recorded very cool videos showing Gnome Shell and Linux games being controlled through gestures."

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That would be... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39573183)

... better than controlling it with a mouse and keyboard

Re:That would be... (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about 2 years ago | (#39573659)

... better than controlling it with a mouse and keyboard

It saves a lot of muscular expenditure of course, but it means that you have to sit infuriatingly still if you want to keep listening to the same program.

Long awaited feature for GNOME 4 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39573907)

So this is what we will get with the long awaited GNOME 4 [distrowatch.com] ? No mouse, no keyboard... only your hands ? :D

Re:Long awaited feature for GNOME 4 (1)

unixisc (2429386) | about 2 years ago | (#39574211)

No, GNOME 4 will have a telepathic UX. Something that will be under GPL3.

Re:Long awaited feature for GNOME 4 (2)

maxwell demon (590494) | about 2 years ago | (#39575493)

And by using it, all your thoughts will automatically be covered by GPLv3, too. :-)

Re:Long awaited feature for GNOME 4 (1)

unixisc (2429386) | about 2 years ago | (#39582247)

GPL3 user: A penny for your thoughts, RMS?

RMS: Okay, but in future, please call them GNU/Thoughts. Also note that while these GNU/Thoughts are free, they are not gratis. However, they are libre - I am free to share them with anyone I like, regardless of whether that person is resisting the illegal Israeli occupation, or is a part of an OCCUPY demonstration opposing global heating.

User: I don't think I HURD you. Please get back to me when GNU/HURD is complete. I need a GNU kernel that is GPL3, and Linux ain't it!

Re:Long awaited feature for GNOME 4 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39574315)

Haven't you heard? In Gnome 5 they'll remove display support too...

Next gen (1)

DrYak (748999) | about 2 years ago | (#39577831)

Gnome 6 will remove the requirement for a computing device.
Gnome 7 will remove the requirement for a reality.

Re:Next gen (1)

unixisc (2429386) | about 2 years ago | (#39582293)

In GNOME 5, the requirement for a USER is what will be eliminated! The DE will just do things on its own.

shit! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39574387)

THINKING ABOUT IT. the project 40,,00 coming ARE A FEW GOOD development. BSD

Ned an app ... (0)

Anomalyst (742352) | about 2 years ago | (#39575179)

To send a email nastygram top the supreme court justices whein it recognises a "flipped the bird" gesture. For their wonderful decisions endorsing "save the mouse" infinite copyright extensions, stripping the public domain of works retroactively and allowing the strip searching people (minors?) accused of littering.

It's not so bad. (1)

Securityemo (1407943) | about 2 years ago | (#39578475)

I've been using Gnome Shell for the past week or so and it's surprisingly usable. At first glance it seems like it'd get in your way but it really doesn't.

s/K/G/ (1)

Speare (84249) | about 2 years ago | (#39579751)

Not Ginect?

Sorry, for years and years I've seen GNU trying to out-innovate by copying and predictably rebranding the other guy's stuff. Not more but less. Not YACC but bison. (And I say this as a GNOME desktop fan, though I spit on Unity like all the other GNOME desktop fans.) For over a decade, the GNOME naming battles has been K versus G. So when I saw that there was a GNOME version of Kinect, I just assumed that out of pure habit it would be called Ginect.

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