[ubuntu-uk] Introducing Ubuntu & Unity to new people

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 23:21:38 UTC 2012

On 12/03/12 14:51, Alan Bell wrote:
> On 12/03/12 14:35, Barry Drake wrote:
>> On 12/03/12 10:31, Alan Bell wrote:
>>> it could look like this:
>>> http://people.ubuntu.com/~alanbell/appmenulens.png
>>> but it isn't designed that way.
>> Oh yes, that's really nice.  I suppose you've suggested it?  And the
>> nice Canonical folk are not interested?  Where can we petition to get
>> something like it included?
>> Regards,        Barry.
> yeah, I suggested it. The best way is not to petition it or anything,
> but to implement it as a python based lens and submit it as an extra.
> I will do that at some stage, but it would be great if someone beat me
> to it. The lens I have is functional, but an ugly hack of the default
> apps lens. Since most of what I did was rip out code someone else
> spent time writing I kind of doubt it would ever get in like it is,
> plus it is in Vala which I don't really understand very well.
> code is here, help yourself
> https://code.launchpad.net/~alanbell/+junk/appmenu-lens

Just had a look at the code and I'm getting slightly lost in it even
though I am quite comfortable with Vala and there aren't that many files
to start with... The lens concept in Unity is great but writing one of
them doesn't seem to be straightforward.



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