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Originally Posted by allnameswereout View Post
What I meant is that when you launch the application it does not tell you how to interact with it. Instead you see 2 big icons both in a different colour (for whatever reason). See attached screenshot. I don't remember this problem from either Quicksilver or GNOME-Do.
It's pretty much identical to gnome do, except that in gnome it says "type to search". Well, after using it once, that text is redundant, so that doesn't really affect anything imo. Still, you could change the text displayed.


Originally Posted by allnameswereout View Post
After one figured one has to type the application starts to search using its plugins. We already have Tracker as database on Maemo, I'm not sure this application uses that database, but if not maybe instead of double work its better to interact with Tracker directly.
I suppose we could just use a tracker plugin if we can get kupfer to work on maemo without too much modifications.

It did run atleast, but it didn't find anything to launch.
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here is a quick overview of the liqbase search functionality.
it might surprise one or two people.
perhaps we could push for this kind of capability in hildon instead of just contacts search.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CtynM36kxY
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Originally Posted by lcuk View Post
here is a quick overview of the liqbase search functionality.
it might surprise one or two people.
perhaps we could push for this kind of capability in hildon instead of just contacts search.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CtynM36kxY
It would be really cool to have the contact search feature be able to launch applications and whatnot. Great idea!


I haven't actually understood how to use liqbase yet, but based on your videos It's so awesome that it makes my head explode!
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I just read in the developer device queue That everaldo is working on Mono for fremantle, so I guess we could have gnome-do after all
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Added another solution.
http://maemo.org/community/brainstor...earch_dialogue

#5. I guess that would be the most integrated solution and the most efficient for the processor, battery and whatnot, since no separate application would need to be running.

What do you think?
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Originally Posted by allnameswereout View Post
Clicking on anything does nothing. Instead, one has to type, and the UI gives no feedback about that. Because normally you cannot simply start typing in a UI as presented. Then, once you typed the application, you have to press <enter> to launch it. Hmm, ok. I do like the concept, but usability wise this needs improvements, even on desktop. When I press (or touch) launch it should launch the application. May be a bug though.
The whole concept of Gnome-Do is that it is entirely keyboard driven. This actually makes it simpler and requires less steps to use. To me having to use the mouse to interact with it would be a regression. I may as well just be clicking icons in a panel. Using the mouse would undermine the simplicity and elegance of Gnome-Do (or any similar launcher). And I really never found Gnome-Do confusing to use.
 

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A while ago I wrote a cross-platform, python-based alternative to gnome-do/quicksilver. It easily supports plugins and multiple front-ends. You could take a look at getting that working on fremantle.

http://pylotlight.sourceforge.net/
 

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Any news on this front?
 
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nop. no news for three years. guess maemo is not as exciting anymore?
 
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