So... What is Reveal?
Now, this isn't a subtle (or not so subtle) way of making you think that Reveal is somehow a "better" kind of replacement shell. On the contrary, I want to make it plain that because Reveal is designed as a comprehensive interface engine (and also through it's other goals), Reveal is a more profound, effective and open process of developing the Human-Computer Relationship.
While present replacement shells (ala litestep and evwm) have traditionally allowed you to customise the look and actions of your desktop within a certain framework, Reveal let's you go further. Hell, throw away the desktop metaphor completely and make your interface a pig sty... literally! Let the "pigs" wander around in the muck, touch them and they squeal (perhaps their name); click on them and notepad (for example) opens. Now, there's probably no conceivable reason to do this, but you can.
Reveal doesn't constrain you to use any particular interface elements (like a taskbar, wharf or desktop shortcuts). It isn't some template for you to slot in some tiles and icons. In fact, Reveal is founded upon the idea of an open dialogue between you and your computer. A means to specify exactly how you want your interface to behave.
As I'm fond of saying: Reveal... the possibilites.
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