Re: [Deskbar] Re: Gnome 2.14 Module Proposal: Deskbar Applet
- From: Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <kamstrup daimi au dk>
- To: Travis Watkins <alleykat gmail com>
- Cc: Benoît Dejean <benoit placenet org>, Deskbar Applet List <deskbar-applet-list gnome org>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Deskbar] Re: Gnome 2.14 Module Proposal: Deskbar Applet
- Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 13:00:15 +0200
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,
* 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)
* 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
* 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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