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