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[[Image:Launcher.png|thumb|Launcher Screenshot]]
 
[[Image:Launcher.png|thumb|Launcher Screenshot]]
Launcher provides an elegant way of grouping and launching applications. It features missed events notification too - missed calls and messages. It is aimed at [[OpenmokoFramework|FSO framework]] based distributions, mainly [[SHR|SHR]]. SHR-Launcher and Launcher in this page do refer to the same app.
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Launcher provides an elegant way of grouping and launching applications. It features events notification too - missed calls and messages at the moment. It also has built in apps for contacts, sms and phonelog.
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It is aimed at [[OpenmokoFramework|FSO framework]] based distributions, mainly [[SHR|SHR]]. SHR-Launcher and Launcher in this page do refer to the same app.
  
  
 
== Important links ==
 
== Important links ==
  
* [http://www.opkg.org/package_220.html Opkg.org page]
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* [http://www.opkg.org/package_220.html Launcher page on Opkg.org]
* [http://n2.nabble.com/file/n3034171/launcher_0.22_arm.ipk Latest (0.22) release]
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* [http://code.google.com/p/shr-launcher/ SHR-Launcher page on Google Code]
 
* [http://code.google.com/p/shr-launcher/ SHR-Launcher page on Google Code]
 
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* [http://n2.nabble.com/Launcher-Release-0-39-tp3859743ef1958.html Latest (0.39) release]
  
 
== Features ==
 
== Features ==
  
Currently (0.22) Launcher has this features:
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Currently (0.39) Launcher has this features:
  
 
  * Missed call indication
 
  * Missed call indication
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  * Categorise applications and see them in categories
 
  * Categorise applications and see them in categories
 
  * Clock and Date
 
  * Clock and Date
  * Scroller for the home page
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  * Cell broadcast info on home page (see channel no's and select channels)
  * Set apps to run on missed calls / rx sms icon click
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  * Internal apps for SMS, Phonelog and Contacts
 
  * Starting Feedback
 
  * Starting Feedback
 
  
 
==Installation / download ==
 
==Installation / download ==
  
opkg install http://n2.nabble.com/file/n3034171/launcher_0.22_arm.ipk
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opkg install http://n2.nabble.com/file/n3552019/launcher_0.39_arm.ipk
  
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==Configuration ==
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The toolbar at the bottom can be scrolled to the extreme right to access Category and Configure.
  
== Known issues ==
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Clicking on Category allows the user to configure :-
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  * Set application categories
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  * Customize the category names (add, del. rename)
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  * Change the sequence of categories in the toolbar
  
* Version of e-libraries create some difficulties as shr-launcher depends on them.
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Clicking on configure allows the user to :-
* Due to new e-libraries in SHR-Unstable is after slider click screen moved off center to the right
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  * use internal apps
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  * rescan contact, sms, calls data
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  * change date and time display format
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  * subscribe to cell broadcast info and toggle showing channel numbers
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  * auto reconnect bt headset on resume (HSP/HFP profile) - pairing needs to be done separately and before using this
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  * change wallpaper
  
==Future==
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== Theming ==
  
c_c - the author of Launcher has recently posted the devel list asking for feedback on future development:
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All icons can be replaced with custom png files in directory /usr/share/launcher. The names are self-evident. Use icons of 80x80 size.
  
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== Known issues ==
 
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Hi,
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  I started Launcher to see what features / ideas come up for a home page
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cum launcher on these phones. Right now launcher only provides the following
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:-
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* missed call / new sms notifications
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* category based views of applications
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I was thinking of adding the following features :-
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* notification service (provide icon and 1 line message). Clicking icon /
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message opens up app that originated the notification
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* some kind of framework to show widgets (a clock to begin with) - maybe
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desklets or something of that nature with applets already available to
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choose from. It would be nice to have a web aware framework since that will
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allow getting and displaying all sorts of info off the web
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  From the feedback I've got, I think perhaps the time has come to
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upgrade/add features directly to Illume. The advantages I can think of are:
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* All distributions using enlightenment get the benefits (SHR/OM/FSO base
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images)
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* Illume/Enlightenment already supports widgets (battery, clock etc)
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* some features can be added as widgets straight away (sms/missed call
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indication for eg)
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* this method will be far more flexible than elementary (used for launcher)
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* benefit from design decisions of a much larger group of developers
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(instead of just me)
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  But before I start off doing something to Illume with all my limitations -
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* <del>Launcher crashes on SHR-U when opening SMS (must be sms with more than 160 Chars) the SMS Main view works and shows the correct SMS count [[User:Gomez|Gomez]]</del> Should be fixed now.
I thought it best to get the opinions of the community (especially
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[[Category:Applications]]
developers who might be interested in contributing).
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[[Category:ApplicationsElementary]]
  IIRC, Raster had once written that he was looking at making Illume easier
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to manage by breaking it up into three parts - slipshelf, launcher and file
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manager(?). That could set the stage for further development on Illume.
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  So - to begin with - I request raster to clarify what the situation is on
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ground and maybe set the stage for further progress.
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  And, of course, ideas and comments from the community.
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Thanks.
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</pre>
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Latest revision as of 21:44, 12 October 2010


Launcher Screenshot

Launcher provides an elegant way of grouping and launching applications. It features events notification too - missed calls and messages at the moment. It also has built in apps for contacts, sms and phonelog.

It is aimed at FSO framework based distributions, mainly SHR. SHR-Launcher and Launcher in this page do refer to the same app.


Contents

[edit] Important links

[edit] Features

Currently (0.39) Launcher has this features:

* Missed call indication
* New SMS indication
* Ability to set own wallpaper
* Categorise applications and see them in categories
* Clock and Date
* Cell broadcast info on home page (see channel no's and select channels)
* Internal apps for SMS, Phonelog and Contacts
* Starting Feedback

[edit] Installation / download

opkg install http://n2.nabble.com/file/n3552019/launcher_0.39_arm.ipk

[edit] Configuration

The toolbar at the bottom can be scrolled to the extreme right to access Category and Configure.
Clicking on Category allows the user to configure :-
 * Set application categories
 * Customize the category names (add, del. rename)
 * Change the sequence of categories in the toolbar
Clicking on configure allows the user to :-
 * use internal apps
 * rescan contact, sms, calls data
 * change date and time display format
 * subscribe to cell broadcast info and toggle showing channel numbers
 * auto reconnect bt headset on resume (HSP/HFP profile) - pairing needs to be done separately and before using this
 * change wallpaper

[edit] Theming

All icons can be replaced with custom png files in directory /usr/share/launcher. The names are self-evident. Use icons of 80x80 size.

[edit] Known issues

  • Launcher crashes on SHR-U when opening SMS (must be sms with more than 160 Chars) the SMS Main view works and shows the correct SMS count Gomez Should be fixed now.
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Launcher Screenshot

Launcher provides an elegant way of grouping and launching applications. It features missed events notification too - missed calls and messages. It is aimed at FSO framework based distributions, mainly SHR. SHR-Launcher and Launcher in this page do refer to the same app.


Important links


Features

Currently (0.22) Launcher has this features:

* Missed call indication
* New SMS indication
* Ability to set own wallpaper
* Categorise applications and see them in categories
* Clock and Date
* Scroller for the home page
* Set apps to run on missed calls / rx sms icon click
* Starting Feedback


Installation / download

opkg install http://n2.nabble.com/file/n3034171/launcher_0.22_arm.ipk


Known issues

  • Version of e-libraries create some difficulties as shr-launcher depends on them.
  • Due to new e-libraries in SHR-Unstable is after slider click screen moved off center to the right

Future

c_c - the author of Launcher has recently posted the devel list asking for feedback on future development:


Hi,
  I started Launcher to see what features / ideas come up for a home page
cum launcher on these phones. Right now launcher only provides the following
:-
 * missed call / new sms notifications
 * category based views of applications

 I was thinking of adding the following features :-
 * notification service (provide icon and 1 line message). Clicking icon /
message opens up app that originated the notification
 * some kind of framework to show widgets (a clock to begin with) - maybe
desklets or something of that nature with applets already available to
choose from. It would be nice to have a web aware framework since that will
allow getting and displaying all sorts of info off the web
 
  From the feedback I've got, I think perhaps the time has come to
upgrade/add features directly to Illume. The advantages I can think of are:

 * All distributions using enlightenment get the benefits (SHR/OM/FSO base
images)
 * Illume/Enlightenment already supports widgets (battery, clock etc)
 * some features can be added as widgets straight away (sms/missed call
indication for eg)
 * this method will be far more flexible than elementary (used for launcher)
 * benefit from design decisions of a much larger group of developers
(instead of just me)

  But before I start off doing something to Illume with all my limitations -
I thought it best to get the opinions of the community (especially
developers who might be interested in contributing). 
  IIRC, Raster had once written that he was looking at making Illume easier
to manage by breaking it up into three parts - slipshelf, launcher and file
manager(?). That could set the stage for further development on Illume. 
  So - to begin with - I request raster to clarify what the situation is on
ground and maybe set the stage for further progress.
  And, of course, ideas and comments from the community.
Thanks.