Thu Jan 8 04:23:25 PST 2004
<quote who="Jim Richardson">
> > No, actual rendering engines. :-) I'll not say, so you can have a fun
> > hunt. But ping me if you want to know. (Note: This does include
> > important GNOME apps that *aren't* in the Desktop release.)
> like khtml in KDE?
> > Oh, the Add to Panel -> Multimedia section is for *applets*. I totally
> > grok why this is confusing. The Volume and CD Player things there are
> > applets that sit on the panel and 'do stuff' not 'launch stuff'.
> yeah, but frankly, the applet/application distinction is pretty silly. At
> least from the Joe Sixpack direction. It just adds confusion that is not
Well, there is the same thing with WindowMaker dockapps and applications.
What we haven't done is made the interaction clear enough there. It's going
to take a lot of deep thinking and work. Hard stuff.
> (btw, the GNOME dictionary applet is way cool, but it definately behaves
> like an application :)
There's, um, also the dictionary app too. Which is what the applet runs. ;-)
> Oh, is there a simple way to create an applet, like the dictionary one,
> that would just toss the words entered at a browser with google or ebay
> or something?
Yes, there is one in CVS called, um, webeyes. It's had a tarball release,
but it's not in Debian yet. There's also Alan Cox's 'googlizer', which is
just a tiny program that pops up a browser with the PRIMARY selection as the
Google query string. :-)
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