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Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  December 2009
Howdy folks!

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.

I have written about the whys and hows at my blog: http://bit.ly/4UnLyr

Cheers
 
Posted by
Erik Allemann  -  December 2009
Very cool! Unfortunately (for you ;)) I've left Linux desktop behind for Windows 7.

Any downloads on your AL?
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  January 2010
I got feedback from someone - at RTL I think. And on account of that there's an updated version available that now supports secure connections and redirects (if HTTPS-only editing is enabled).

http://bit.ly/8vW9y5

Cheers
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  April 2010
There's a new version available. Just some minor updates, nothing critical.
http://www.poppa.se/blog/roxen-application-launcher-0-4-5/

Over all it seems to work pretty well now. No crashes yet ;)
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  September 2010
A new version is released. Now with a context menu so you can open a file in Sitebuilder from the application launcher.

http://www.poppa.se/blog/roxen-application-launcher-1-0/
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  September 2010
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?

http://www.poppa.se/blog/roxen-application-launcher-1-0-3/
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  June 2011
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  November 2011
A new version using GTK3 is now available, so it builds on Ubuntu 11.10 and any other distribution using GTK3 I suppose.

http://www.poppa.se/blog/roxen-application-launcher-1-1/
 
Posted by
Anders Johansson  -  November 2011
Yep, definitely works on 11.10.

Very cool with the notifications.

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.
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  November 2011
[...] 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.
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  March 2012
A new version (2.0) of Roxen Application Launcher for Linux is released.

https://github.com/poppa/Roxen-Application-Launcher/downloads
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  May 2012
A new version, 2.0.3, with a few bugfixes is available.
https://github.com/poppa/Roxen-Application-Launcher/downloads
 
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