Post-4.4: Appfinder

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Mon Jan 15 20:31:21 CET 2007

On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:52:24 +0200, Jani Monoses wrote:

> >
> > Hm... it looked a lot like GnomeCanvas... anyway, more important
> > than the appbrowser UI is to finish frapmenu. There's still a lot
> > of work, so maybe GtkCanvas will be done before we're done with
> > libfrapmenu. ;-)
> How close is frapmenu to being good enough for building a desktop
> menu plugin with it (assuming this does not mean full XDG spec
> implementation and thus not reflected by the STATUS file in svn)

Very close. Some important features are still missing, though:

  * proper legacy menu support (already started working on this)
  * OnlyShowIn/NotShowIn
  * menu layout / merge-file support
  * file system monitoring

This means it's already possible to build a complete menu, but it
doesn't contain legacy menus, includes menu items of other desktop
environments and is not reloaded when any of the displayed menu items
(= desktop files) are added/edited/removed.

You can see the resulting menu when you run "make check" in
libfrap/trunk/libfrap/menu or when you start
./tests/test-display-root-menu <.menu file> in that directory.

BTW, such a plugin is likely to be added soon to libfrap as it's really
very easy with the comfortable API we already have.

  - Jannis
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