Re: [Deskbar] Re: Gnome 2.14 Module Proposal: Deskbar Applet

On Fri, 2005-10-28 at 23:12 -0500, Travis Watkins wrote:
> On 10/28/05, Benoît Dejean <benoit placenet org> wrote:
> > what the difference between your search engine and beagle's ?
> This one does more than beagle, can use beagle if it's available, and
> can actually be included in a GNOME release?


Our current backens are:

  * Static backends like 'Search xx with yy' where yy can be beagle,
    gnome-dict, gnome-search-tool,..
  * Index .desktop files in english and locale, and allow to launch a
    program by typing some descriptive words, for example typing 'text'
    returns gedit, gvim, ... but you can also type 'editeur' in french
    and get the same results.
  * Launch command line applications with any arguments: 'killall
    evolution', 'sitecopy -uo mysite'
  * Open directories/files by typing a full path, or relative to home
  * Open nautilus bookmarks and computer volumes (with network places)
    by name
  * Send mail by typing an email address, open a webpage by typing an
  * With evolution-data-server, type an name or address and send mails
    to your addressbook contacts
  * With libbeagle, show a small selection of beagle result for typed
  * Perform google queries with typed word, and show the results in the
  * Browser integration (epiphany, galeon, and mozilla/firefox): index
    the bookmarks title and url, also index the history, and smart
    bookmarks/search engines.
  * Network places and mounted volumes. Fx. an audio cd will show up if
    you type "cd" or "au". 

-- and it's dead easy to implement new backends. Also if you stick stick
a new backend in ~/.gnome2/deskbar-applet/handlers it will automagically
show up in the deskbar prefs.


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