11 July 2008

Gnome Do

Tá mé ag baint úsáid as Katapult feidhmchláir a thosú le tamall fada. Ach d'aimsigh mé clar gur níos fearr liom, Gnome Do. Tá sé ina cosúil le Quicksilver ar Mac.

Bíonn an cuid is mó de na lainseálaí tascanna faoi thiomáint roghchláir. Ní mór duit coinnigh do chuid roghchláir eagraithe, ach níl sin éasca má úsáideann tú a lán feidhmchláir agus tú i gcónaí suiteáil cinn nua. Is minic gur chuimhin liom an catagóir a chuir mé an feidhmchlár faoi.

Ach tá córas difriúil i nGnome Do. Is feidir leat clóscríobh cúpla carachtar, agus molfaidh Gnome Do an feidhmchlár a ba mhaith leat. (Tá Katapult ábalta é sin a dhéanamh, ach tá sé níos teorantaí ná Gnome Do.) Cuireann Gnome Do in oiriúint do do nósanna, agus éiríonn na tuairimí níos fearr.

Note: Tá an ebuild Gentoo do Gnome Do mascáilte faoi láthair. Seo an chaoi a shuiteáil mé Gnome Do:

flagedit gnome-extra/gnome-do -- +~x86
flagedit dev-dotnet/dbus-glib-sharp -- +~x86
flagedit dev-dotnet/dbus-sharp -- +~x86

I've been using Katapult as my application launcher for a while, but I've found something I prefer Gnome Do. It's inspired by Quicksilver on Mac.

Most app launchers are menu-driven. You have to keep your menus organised, which isn't easy if you have a lot of apps and you're always installing new ones. I often forget which category I put an app under.

But Gnome Do uses a different approach. You can type a couple of letters, and Gnome Do will suggest the application it thinks you want. (Katapult does this too, but in a more limited way.) Gnome do adapts to your habits, and gets better at guessing.

Note: The Gentoo ebuild for Gnome Do is currently masked. Here's how I installed it:

flagedit gnome-extra/gnome-do -- +~x86
flagedit dev-dotnet/dbus-glib-sharp -- +~x86
flagedit dev-dotnet/dbus-sharp -- +~x86


I know dozens of languages (of the computer variety), and I'm fluent in Java. But alas, my Irish is full of syntax errors and isn't Turing-complete. So don't model your Irish on mine.

3 comments:

danny said...

Más é KDE a n-úsáideann tú bhain trial as QuickSand nó an KRunner nua (4) tá feabhas mór tagtha air i ndáirire.

Is annamh hacadóir/Gaelgeoir a fheiscint ar an t-idirlíonn. Bí bródúil asat féin!

Muddle-headed Wombat said...

Bainfidh mé trial astu. GRMA, a Danny.

MoBhlog said...

Unix? Cad é sin? ;-)

Is fearr liom Mac OS X.