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Tomboy revisited

Author ppmt, Wednesday 04 June 2008 à 02:51
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Note: this article is a translation. You can find its original version written by Fabounet here

After having grilled Cpusage and Rame (integration of "top" and some other useful info on the CPU), I decided to do the same to the Tomboy applet and make it more useful.

So from now on you can search not only a word in all your notes, but also a tag or even a notes created today, this week or next week.

The matching notes will have an indicator on them, and the sub-dock will show up at the mouse level.

You can also choose to display the beginning of each note in the icons (a bit like text file in Konqueror or Nautilus).

And finally the loading is threaded (you save nearly 1 second during the loading when you have 5 notes)

So Tomboy will be in version 1.6, unless something goes wrong...

The SVN has reached the revision 999...let's sum it up

Author ppmt, Monday 26 May 2008 à 02:17
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Note: this article is a translation. You can find its original version written by ChAnGFu here

Today (ed: well really a couple of weeks ago now!) we (finally) reached the revision 999 of the SVN version. It is time to keep you updated on the evolution of the dock.

Since my last article an new applet and a new rendering view have appeared as well as many more functionalities:
          • The Diapositive view: this view allows you display a big number of icones in a small place (another created under pressure from Nochka85 !) (written by paradoxxx.zero)
          • The 3D view now has a physical separator. ( Fabounet)
          • The Slider applet: A desklet to display pictures as a diaporama. (written by ChAnGFu)
          • The dock can now auto-hide when you maximise an application (this was highly requested). (Fabounet)
          • Indicators can now be in front of the icons. (Fabounet)
          • The arrival of a new theme: Néon (written by paradoxxx.zero)
          • Desklets can now have a background and an overlay (like pieces of tapes, a picture to simulate a reflection, etc... (Fabounet)
          • The soon to be integration of Wanda the fish in the Cairo-Penguin applet (Benoit2600)
          • And the correction of many little bugs.

The dock is now also integrated in the repository of 2 well known ditros: Fedora and PCLinuxOS

Note: We are still looking for some KDE developers to help coding the integration of the dock inside it.

More details on some of the news:

Diapositive view:
It is a very easy view to use with Stacks and other monitored directories. Here are 2 screenshots:
http://pix.nofrag.com/e/5/1/456b4e0d481359a3404e6076b5a36.png http://pix.nofrag.com/c/6/3/a1f7cfc23af96f0735f42fd598d8d.png

The physical separator in the 3D view:

The Slider applet:
As its name implies this applet is used to create diaporamas of you pictures. Select a directories and one of the 7 effects and you are good to go!

Her you can also see the background and the reflection on the desklets.

More details
Now the dock can auto-hide when you maximise an application. This highly demanded options is now available on the svn version and will soon be in the repositories.
paradoxx-zero is sharing with us his new theme Neon. It will also be available in the next version of the dock.
The clock also got a new theme called "BlueSlim" which I had promised for som time now. I just forgot to integrate it! (ed ChanGFu not me!).
The desklets were not spared either during the development cycle. It is now possible to lock them on the desktop so that you will not move them accidentally.

Here it is for the latest news, hoping I didn't forget anything. A big thank you to Benoit2600 for its graphics contribution and Wanda!

Warm up your compiler!

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