whee! *finally*, after ten billion things getting in the way, I have committed the ‘add activity’ button. now everyone can zoom out and create extra desktop containments to hold lots and lots of applets. also, it’s not hardcoded to the “desktop” containment: if you’re using something else, it’ll load that type of containment for you (I’ve been using blankdesktop regularly).
of course, there are still a few bugs: the toolboxes appear in strange places when zoomed out (that should be fixed tomorrow), and sometimes you end up with some of the containments offscreen and it’s hard to get back to them… but trunk svn is a teensy bit unstable right now anyways ;)
I guess the next feature the ui needs is either the ability to add an arbitrary type of containment, or the ability to swap out containments from under the applets (something I don’t quite grok yet, so don’t ask me to explain). I’d like to go focus on some other things for now, though. maybe come back to zui features in a week or two.