[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.

Cheers,

Bruno




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