Re: Command completer in runDialog

On Thu, 2011-03-17 at 01:40 +0530, Vamsi Krishna Brahmajosyula wrote:
> Hello,
> I would want to know if the runDialog should complete commands (like in
> gnome2).
> In the source ~/gnome-shell/source/gnome-shell/js/ui/runDialog.js
> i see an instance of CommandCompleter. But i could not use it after
> building.
> Am I missing the usage pattern or is the feature planned for later time?
> Thanks
> vamsi

I cannot say anything about "normal users" but I am expecting (i.e. what
I do when I press Alt+F2) to have combination of overview and terminal -
something like in Gnome 2, Gnome-do or quicksilver.

 - I'm expecting to be able to run normal commands like pkill java. it
is important if:
   a) Application does not have .desktop file
   b) If it receive arguments not specified in .desktop file
 - I'm expecting to be able to type description of program and get more
or less auto-completed even if it does not match the exact command

 - I'd like to be able to search for recent documents. I always think
that overview mode is distracting.
 - I'd like to be able to do more advanced stuff like in quicksilver or
gnome-do. Say find a document I was recently working on (say odf or
LaTeX document) and do some work on it (say convert it to pdf and attach
to current e-mail).


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