ANN: xftasklets 0.1 alpha release, call for tasklet contributions
mario.danic at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 21:20:45 CEST 2009
I see you have extra time on your hands.... Congrats!
On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 20:50, David Mohr <squisher at xfce.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm please to announce an alpha release of xftasklets, version 0.1.
> Xftasklets is a framework for easily writing, and running shell
> scripts from the GUI, with a simple interface which allows the user to
> adjust variables of the scripts with ease.
> The GUI is not very polished yet, and not all of the API is
> implemented, but it is at a usable state, and I want to collect
> feedback! Also I need more tasklet scripts. Obviously the framework is
> only useful with tasklets written for it, so if you want to share some
> useful shell script with the world, please think about adapting it and
> sending the result to me.
> Xftasklets consists of two packages: core, which contains the library
> and the GUI, and a scripts package, which contains the tasklets. This
> split is done so that the two can have separate release cycles.
> The tasklet scripts are setup in a way which allows them to run
> without installation, but obviously a point of reference is needed, so
> the core package needs to be installed properly (in particular
> $(prefix)/bin needs to be in Thunar's path) - which is why I have
> included some debian packaging scripts. I hope that will make testing
> easier for some folks.
> After installation, you should find an xftasklets menu entry under
> Accessories, which opens up Thunar showing the installed tasklets. Now
> just drag and drop files onto them, or drag and drop the tasklet to a
> panel launcher for easier access.
> I've included two tasklets, and two example ones which should make it
> easy for anyone to get started writing tasklets. If you have any
> questions, feel free to ask me.
> Feedback is very welcome! Now is your chance to convince me I did
> something stupid here or there and for it to get fixed, before it's
> released more broadly :-)
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