Launcher 0.30 release

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Fri Aug 21 03:28:51 CEST 2009


Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> How can I try this one, and then come back to the other as a fallback if
> it fails for me?
  It's quite stable here. The databases have changed - and some features
have been added. The rest is pretty much the same. You could always go back
to the older version using the v 0.23 ipk.

Vikas Saurabh wrote:
> [cut] you are directly using opim.db. Shouldn't you be uisng
> opimd api for that?
  Initially I was planning on using all the opim db's directly till I asked
dos1. Now, I'm only reading the calls data from the opim db directly - and
will move on to the dbus calls soon.

Vikas Saurabh wrote:
> I created contacts tables by seeing its schema in the code, yet the
> code segfaulted!
  You can ignore the first error about the contacts table. Can you delete
the launcher.db file in /home/root/.launcher and try? If you're OK with
sqlite3 - drop the state table and retry. That will save you your app
categories if you've already set them earlier.

The Digital Pioneer wrote:
>   It's %pH:%M %ampm or something, right?
  It uses the strftime formats. Use %I:%M %p for  12 hr clock with AM/PM.

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak wrote:
> And using sqlite file directly makes data from other opimd backends
> unavailable. 
  Yup. I agree. As I've said above - I'm still doing that only for the calls
db (since for most people that defaults to the sqlite backend). Will move
that to dbus calls too. Just wanted something out there for testing early.

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
>        ^^^^^^^^^^ please take the Category info from them and autogenerate
>      the categories view. If you change an icon to a certain category,
> maybe
>      you should edit the categories property of said icon. 
  Well, I dont know if that is recommended. Right now you can pretty much
name your categories to anything you want. Changing the category in the
desktop file might create issues for other apps. I can use their categories
- but most dont seem to follow the f.d.o category system well. Hence the
initial effort by the user to group apps into categories.

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> My veredict: not yet ready for reliable use, but much better than
> illume-launcher
> feature-wise :) 
  Can you tell me the problems you faced?

  Please post bugs / problems / inconsistencies you've faced. There are a
lot of db changes and things will take a little while to settle. But the
basic functionality should be there - and if there are problems in starting
- moving out your current launcher.db to a safe place and running the app
should regenerate the db and get it going.
  I'm moving all opim functionality to dbus calls __only__. Currently,
reading the calls db is safe - but shall be discontinued with the next
  Now - can someone tell me how to send a blank a{sv} through c dbus calls?
I'm really breaking my head getting dbus to do the (seemingly) simplest
things!!! And the documentation is really cryptic.

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