Latest Deskbar-Applet development

  • 28 April 2007
  • sebp

This week I spend a lot of time working on Deskbar-Applet. First of all, I continued on implementing the Core functions. Now that the core was almost finished I started working on the GUI part. First of all, I designed interfaces for the view and the controller (according to MVC). I decided to get the Window UI working first. Additionally, it's the UI that most likely will still be available in 2.20. It's now possible to search and to select a result. In addition, I added completion for the entry, just to see how it would look like.

new-stuff-manager-0.2.3 released

  • 17 April 2007
  • sebp

After a very long time I'm proud to present the newest version of .

This release depends on managed D-Bus version 0.5.2 or higher. This is necessaray because versions prior to this aren't thread-safe and therefore cause weird behavior. In addition, I added a DownloadManager interface to allow applications to easily download files from the internet. Downloading from a FTP site won't show download progress due to a bug in Mono. The remaining changes where bugfixes and mostly internal refactoring.

I also updated the spec file for Deskbar-Applet so that you can use new-stuff-manager flavor with Deskbar-Applet again.

You can download the source or for the first time packages for Ubuntu 7.04.

Google Summer of Code

  • 28 March 2007
  • sebp

<p>First of all, I want to apologize for the long time without any news, but live's busy.</p>
<p>This year I deciced to apply for awesome <a href="" target="_blank">Google Summer of Code</a> for the first time. I applied for '<a href="" target="_blank">Refactoring Deskbar-Applet</a>' as part of GNOME. Thanks to <a href="">Rapha&euml;l Slinckx</a> who's part of GNOME's 2007 SoC comittee, maintainer of Deskbar-Applet and last but least my maintainer for this year's GSoC, I was accepted.</p>

new-stuff-manager 0.2.2 released

  • 10 January 2007
  • sebp

The last release has been about a month ago.<br />
Now this version has some major improvements:<br />
<li>spec file for Deskbar-Applet has been added (actually, the URL of the repositry might not work, yet. <a href="" target="_blank">kikidonk</a> has to set it up first).</li>
<li>A bug has been fixed that said that the service could not be found</li>
<li>configure script now checks for ndesk-dbus-1.0 and only uses the internal version of dbus-sharp if it isn't available. I highly recommend to install offical/newer version of <a href="" target="_blank">NDesk DBusSharp</a>.</li>
<li>Added custom Exceptions so that errors tell something meaningful</li>
<li>Basic command line options are available</li>

NewStuffManager included in Deskbar-Applet

  • 11 December 2006
  • sebp

Since version 2.17.5 of <a href="" target="_blank">Deskbar-Applet</a>, support for new-stuff-manager is included. So you won't need the patch from the git repository anymore. Furthermore, I updated the <a href="">git repository</a> to include the C# sources and Deskbar-Applet's .conf file that is needed to run it with new-stuff-manager support.

NewStuffManager 0.2.1 released

  • 3 December 2006
  • sebp

Wow! I'm quite in a rush lately.<br />
So there's is again a new version that includes the following changes:<br />
<li>The author element will now be stored directly in an serializable dictionary</li>
<li>Changed directory structure. new-stuff-manager sources moved to src/</li>
<li>Added: Create $(datadir)/new-stuff-manager/specs on install</li>
<li>Removed cachedir variable, changed the way how directories are expanded and added configuration summary</li>
<li>Supplying a a plugin id that isn't in the repository doesn't throw an exception anymore. Instead, it's just ignored</li>
<li>Installation is aborted, if checksum or signature is invalid</li>
<li>Added API documentation</li>
You can download it at <a href="

NewStuffManager 0.1.0 released

  • 5 October 2006
  • sebp

Today I released the first public version of {cms_selflink page='newstuffmanager' text='NewStuffManager'}. It didn't changed a lot except that I added i18n to the Python files, but not to the repository's XML file, yet.<br />
This release only contains NewStuffManager and <strong>no patches</strong> for applications (currently only deskbar-applet). The patches are available at the <a href="">Git repository</a><br />
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You can download the release from <a href="