I've just finished a new version of my Roxen Application Launcher for Linux (or GNOME more specific) re-written in Vala, the previous one was written in C#/Mono.
If there's any Roxeneers using Linux feel free to try it out and give me feedback. NOTE! Vala generates C code so there's not need for the Vala compiler to build the program. More info is available in the README file of the package.
Another new version is available. In this version I have dumped dependencies for gconf, libgnome and libgee which should make it easier to build, and also less GNOME centric libs which makes it simpler to install in KDE.
Also I've tried to implement bundled downloads (used in Roxen Editorial Portal i believe) but since I can't verify that that works perhaps some Roxen chap could give it a try?
The one thing I miss from the pike version is the abstraction of applications in the configuration. Here each content type seem to need it's own application configuration.
[...] The one thing I miss from the pike version is the abstraction of applications in the configuration. Here each content type seem to need it's own application configuration.
One thing that hit me: It would probably be better to start the file editing by calling "xgd-open /the/file/to/edit.ext" rather than "application /the/file/to/edit.ext". In this way the standard application for the given content type will be used. Even though Roxen calls the content type sitebuilder/xml-page-editor or sitebuilder/wf-definition or what ever they are just XML files and you probably edit most of those in the same application. So the mimetype / application association can be handled by the OS?
I will try this solution and see if it works well.
A new version (2.0) of Roxen Application Launcher for Linux is released.