tichy launcher

Mirko Lindner mirko at openmoko.org
Wed Nov 12 11:52:38 CET 2008

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Guillaume Chereau wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-11-12 at 10:22 +0100, Mirko Lindner wrote:
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>> Hi,
>> I pondered a bit and we could also use a script to be called from the
>> desktop files which decides whether to issue the dbus call or start
>> tichy first.
>> Charlie, you seemed to have a master plan how that could work wand would
>> need to be implemented, do you think it could be done easily and
>> integrated as an alternative launcher into tichy swiftly?
> Well, I though we could do something similar to the way it works with
> the qtopia applications. It would be like this.
> We write a tichy plugin that starts a DBus service with one method
> called 'StartApplication(s)' for example.
> On startup tichy load all the plugins, start this DBus launcher service,
> and start the mainloop. It doesn't open any window.
> Then on the Desktop files we can use dbus-send to call tichy launcher
> with the actual application name as a parameter.
> Tichy launcher will then run the requested application. The Designer
> service should use one X window per application.

Exactly what we need.
Could this also provide a way to start tichy first, in case it is not
running when the application/plugin is called?

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