I am currently working towards the first pre-alpha release of Strata which will let other developers jump in and help move the project forward. Strata, like Symphony before it involves a lot of open source projects and in many cases we are using their code in ways they may not have envisioned. So, the first update here should give you some background on the direction I am going:
- The local Strata desktop will utilize a mozilla derived renderer as the original SymphonyOS releases did.
- The majority of the Strata applications will be served by a web server (most likely lighthttpd) running on two non-standard ports.
- The Orchestra server from legacy SymphonyOS may make an appearance.
- The release will include some X11 applications which will be run locally via the use of mozplugger to render them inside the desktop environment. When accessing the system remotely an application container will be created sharing the application via a vnc server in combination with an HTML5 vnc client (the vnc functions will be included but not fully functional in the first alpha).
- Your Strata desktop, installed on your home machine will allow you to log in and access your files, apps, music, videos, images, bookmarks, etc from any web browser using the native desktop environment.
- Standardize the web app filesystem to make it easy to develop new applications
- Complete the strata main menu system
- Complete the mode switching portion of the system that allows the environment to know if it is dealing with a local, remote, or mobile user.
- Complete various work on applications (basic media player functionality, file manager functions, code editor).