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April 9, 2008

Sources.list for Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), 64 bit

Filed under: Compiz, Compiz Fusion, Computers, Gnome, Linux, Ubuntu — Ketil @ 10:33

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March 5, 2008

Update to Gnome appearance tweak guide

Filed under: Compiz, Compiz Fusion, Computers, Gnome, Linux, Ubuntu — Tags: , — Ketil @ 21:27

Threw in a section about the Liberation fonts in the tweak guide. I fell in love with those. They’re really great on a small screen, because they’re really identifiable at small sizes.

March 2, 2008

Ubuntu brainstorm

Filed under: Compiz, Compiz Fusion, Gnome, Linux, Ubuntu — Ketil @ 19:30

Please vote for my idea. I wish for an applet that handles window managers, and sorts out compositing issues.

Vote also that Vinagre should have a desktop shrinking option. I don’t want scrollbars when I manage a computer remotely.

February 14, 2008

Project: 3rd party screenlets

Filed under: Compiz, Compiz Fusion, Linux, Ubuntu — Tags: , , — Ketil @ 21:58

This is a little late, but I figured I should blog about Project: 3rd party screenlets. It is hosted on Launchpad. The team is also on Launchpad. The idea is to collect all those 3rd party screenlets that are on Gnome-look.org and not in the official Screenlets trunk.

In doing so, we can achieve several important things:

For the users:

  • One place to get all individual screenlets
  • Follow updates easily with bzr
  • Get a package with all screenlets available — probably even a package and a repo for Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, etc.

For the developers:

  • Easy maintenance of their screenlets
  • Keeping close to official Screenlets
  • Get input and fixes from other developers, because they can access bzr themselves, and not just post a comment
  • Maybe translations down the road
  • More users!
  • Getting individual screenlets included in the official Screenlets
  • Get bug reports

There are probably more upsides for all, but this was my first ideas.

Now, to get the show on the road, we need:

  • Developers to register for a Launchpad account
  • Apply for the team
  • Set up their own project with their screenlets
  • Starting using bzr. Short howto and a guide
  • Developing screenlets
  • Merging with 3rd-party-screenlets branch

This post is tagged Compiz and Compiz Fusion for the likely interest people have in both projects, not because CF is necessary for Screenlets. Because it isn’t anymore 🙂

February 9, 2008

A new windowlist/taskbar screenlet is needed

Filed under: Compiz Fusion, Computers, Linux — Tags: , , , — Ketil @ 21:57

I’m having some problems with the WindowlistScreenlet. That spurred me to think about how a dreamy windowlist/taskbar screenlet would be. With AWN’s new launcher-only functionality, I really need a great taskbar. So, here’s my points. Please add yours.

  • Picks up all applications open that would ordinary be on a taskbar
  • Use the highest quality icons available, maybe make icons for known bad ones
  • Let the taskbar be placed on a horizontal line, vertical line, curve, in a rectangular box (any proportions given)
  • A set maximum size for the windowlist (or -box). If too many icons are kept there, they should be shrinked
  • Minimize, maximize, restore works as they should
  • Minimized/maximized apps should draw the Compiz Fusion animations properly to/from the icons where they belong (I know AWN sometimes interfer, but I don’t know why)
  • Grouping of apps

Maybe someone can use this as a start? It’s in C and Python.

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