Launcher/Home Page - proof of concept - release

Michael Zanetti michael_zanetti at
Mon May 25 22:08:48 CEST 2009


Thanks for this app! It looks very promising on my SHR phone.

Here my first experiences:

Switching between categories works very fast. I noticed that switching to an 
empty category sometimes moves the drop-down-list down so that one cannot 
reach all entries.

The displaying of new sms and missed calls works well and also looks nice. It 
would be great to insert some empty space between this and the categories. 
Perhaps it would be even better using a new line for it.

It would be really great to have some sort of feedback when launching apps. I 
always end up starting  the apps twice.

It is not really multi tasking capable. IMHO it shouldn't wait for the started 

Is it possible to make all entries in drop-down-lists the same width? I think 
it would look way better. I also noticed this on other apps, so I think it's 
an elm thing.

Its a great start. Keep it up!


On Monday 25 May 2009 13:21:45 c_c wrote:
> Hi,
>   Well, seeing as there scope for having a decent launcher / home page, I
> thought I'll make one. The result - launcher is written in C and uses
> sqlite and elementary. It works, provides some needed features and lacks a
> few.
>  Features
>  * Missed call indication
>  * New SMS indication
>  * Ability to set own wallpaper
>  * Categorise applications and see them in categories
>  Missing (but planned)
>  * better placement of icons
>  * launching feedback
>  * notification dbus service
>  * notification area
> Help Needed
>  * artwork
>  * elementary related (layout mainly)
>  * dbus service (maybe discuss on ML)
>  * c based framework for adding widgets
> Any other Ideas / Suggestions.
> Screenshot.
> launcher_0.11_arm.ipk

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