Deskbar-Applet goes stable

I'm proud to announce the first stable release in the GNOME 2.20 release cycle.

It's a very special release for me, because it includes all of my work done during this year's Google Summer of Code. The most notable features are:

  • New GUI that replaces the old Button and Entry UI
  • New modules/handlers API offering the possibility to add more than one action to a match. Matches with more than one action have a '>' on the right. Activating it will display the list of actions.
  • Complete refactoring of the code
  • Polished preferences dialog

Be aware that old handlers won't work with this version of Deskbar-Applet anymore. If you want to write modules for Deskbar-Applet 2.20 check out Writing new-style modules for Deskbar-Applet.

Thanks to everyone that helped during the 2.20 release cycle on constantly improving Deskbar-Applet.

Two new Deskbar modules

I didn't stop working on new modules for Deskbar-Applet. Today, I bring you two new modules.

First, the Wikipedia Suggest module that works just like the Google Suggest module, but with Wikipedia. You type in something and the module will suggest Wikipedia articles for you. You can change the language you want to use when you go to preferences select Wikipedia Suggest and click the "More..." button.

Final GSoC report

Google Summer of Code 2007 ended today and I'm really happy I was accepted. I'm both satisfied with and proud about the work I did during those three months. I had the opportunity to work on Deskbar-Applet during the 2.20 cycle. That means that GNOME 2.20 will already feature all my work what makes me really proud. Hopefully, the people will also recognize that the improvements I brought to Deskbar-Applet are great and hopefully most of the people will adept to the GUI.