Deskbar Applet 0.3
Posted on: 06/14/2005 10:46 AM

This is a small Gnome applet that is like Google's Deskbar, but it 1) runs on Linux, and 2) can use search engines other than Google.

WHAT'S NEW:
Most notably, the applet now works with GNOME 2.10 (and its new panel/applet focus behavior).

This means, however, that dependency versions have been bumped. In particular, unstable (version 2.11.2) gnome-python-extras is required, for previously un-wrapped API.

Also, you can now edit the list of search engines through a GUI, rather than having to edit the (python) source code. Here's a screenshot of me adding my local library catalog:
http://browserbookapp.sourceforge.net/Screenshot-DeskbarAppletPreferences.png

Finally, thanks to Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams, for packaging the previous version in Fedora Extras. Unfortunately, version 0.2 is undoubtedly broken on Fedora 4 (due to the above-mentioned GNOME 2.10 panel focus thing), and this version (0.3) relies on an unstable dependency.
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-extras-list/2005-March/msg00422.html


gt;From the CHANGELOG:
2005-06-13 Version 0.3
+ NEW DEPENDENCY VERSION REQUIREMENTS:
+ PyGTK 2.6 (was 2.4)
+ gnome-python[-extras] 2.11 (was 2.6)
These new dependencies allow the applet to work with the latest
stable GNOME (2.10), which had panel focus changes.

+ The list of search engine back-ends is now editable (through the
new preference dialog).

+ New applet icon.

+ Bug fix: history entries are now forgotten oldest-first, rather than
alphabetically-ordered first.

+ Note that there are new files (.glade, .png and .txt) that will need
to be installed (see the README for instructions).


GNOMEFILES.ORG PAGE:
http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=780


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