I started this about a month ago for a competition with my friend, and just released the first official version. Expect frequent updates. Frames OS takes everything in the everyday scratch os project, and makes it better. way better.
this isn't simple to use, i have no idea how to move or resize a window.
the main difference i see from this project i released a good while ago is polish, which to be clear is absolutely good, but it needs some design direction.
this looks like it could go somewhere interesting, but considering that only snip has really seemed to get anywhere in the forums i get the feeling that people mainly care about having the most apps in it and not actual capabilities or speed. many projects have done things with multitasking, filesystems, etc but i haven't heard much happen with them.
i stopped working on my project because when i posted about it on the forums the thread never even got a single post
i think i'd need to actually ask why people are so interested in snip and not other things
it doesn't fake things just to look like a computer os (this isn't a computer, it's snap, do new and cool snap things!)
you are faking plenty of things. i also consider leaving around features that don't work to be faking having a lot of features.
lock screen (it has a padlock, but what is it locking?)
reboot (i think, i have no idea what it would do that's useful)
app store (how is import different from the product codes anyways?)
close all keybind (not only does it not close apps, it doesn't even close asks! there's also a "more" button that shouldn't be there)
possibly custom features? i don't see how anything about it is custom but i'm not sure what it's even supposed to be.
hyposyn search (what even is it? i don't see it doing anything)
a ton of stuff in tracks is broken or just a drawing that looks like something from a music program
lxp studio is just broken
pretty much all of the branding around snip seems more about pretending to be "official" than about doing anything technical. i feel like there's only a few things that can actually be done in snip, and they would all be better just in seperate projects
the things you're saying would be added in os7 are pretty difficult, and would destroy all compatibility with existing snip programs. if it doesn't run the same programs, i wouldn't consider that the same os.
the things that you don't have are the ones i'm the most interested in, and i already made a project that has everything (except instructions, if i have instructions i don't remember where) but nobody seemed interested so i didn't keep working on it.
all the things i mentioned isn't what would make me want to start using it either, just to try and work on it to make it something i would work on. i feel like even if all of that was done to snip i'd still be somewhat annoyed because we'd have very different goals and i'd still probably have all sorts of complaints about the code.
i have no idea why so many people like snip, if you were to try and do what i wanted i feel like it's almost guaranteed that everyone else would stop liking it because i have no idea what they like about it. you'd probably be better off just doing what you're already doing.
my spritz! project uses a scisnap primitive to load in sprites, which could then be used as programs. it's not a good system considering how buggy the primitive is, but i think it gets an idea across.
it starts out in a (as far as i can tell) fake filesystem, in a window that can be closed (why? this just makes it unusable). there's a lot that seems to be stolen from windows for no apparent reason, snap isn't windows and doesn't need many of the things that windows has.