I managed to import Pidgin as a data provider for the Journal. Since it took it one to one from Gimmie/Mayanna I need to change a lot of unnecessary code.
The UI need to be improved since its pretty slow when it needs to load all the items. Is there a way how i can change Items in a gtk.Iconview without having to reload the whole thing? Since the data providing works like charm I won’t really be concentrating on it for now!
Tonight or tomorrow I will be documenting the code while cleaning up more of it. This should make it easier for interested developers to follow!
Well I am still programing on it using python! Not sure if a switch to Mono is of big gain at the moment, since most of the code is based on Gimmie/Mayanna thus development could be pretty faster if I continue! However Mono would be a fresh start! Thus I wrote Prototype.
What I am excited about the most is the fact that I fixed the memory leak I was having with Gimmie/Mayanna and thus will be working on it 100% again. I hope that Alex Graveley would show interest again in maintaining Gimmie.
I cant wait to apply the changes on the Iconview class form the Journal on Gimmie/Mayanna! I think this way I can get mayanna never to exceed the 30 MB limit! Would be amazing if I could then integrate the Timeline into Gimmie/Mayanna as an option!
After chatting with Federico. I showed him my quick gimmie/mayanna based prototype! He will be looking at the code to decide if it should be rewritten in c# or if we will modify the now existing python code or just take some classes! I hope it is the last one!I know for sure is that I will be writing him his providers
I added some new buttons to the layout! and an idea for filtering! its not functional though.Try it out.
*UPDATE: Implemented (more or less took from gimmie/mayanna) a “create new document” dialog and button functionality.
**UPDATE: Implemented Tomboy support. Again taken from gimmie/mayanna
During the UI Hackfest in Boston a lot of ideas have been sketched and some of them already under development! The one that caught my attention the most was Federico’s Presentation. If this can be turned into reality it could be a step forward to reach Gnome 3.0.
It saddens me however that some of the ideas in the presentation have been already developed in Gimmie before. Gimmie provides a semi History browsing for everything from documents to applications and even Pidgin chats.
All it would take is some modifications to the Gimmie code and u got yourself a kick ass application that fulfills all of the Points set by Federico.
Here is a take on the Gimmie/Mayanna based version. It had some memory issues but all in all it does a pretty nice job for a timeline.
It updates on new events and supports tagging into favorites… its not much but it is a good example for an approach! I will give myself more time soon to really modify it all!
hi guys at UI-Hackfest! Thanks alot for all your hard work! I wish I could have been there! Instead I was in faggy old germany helping my girlfriend move from cologne to munich!
Here is a quick take on what I think could be a good standalone timeline for Gnome! Its a quick mayanna modification that needs a better layout! but all the time thingies are right and u can drag and drop from it cool huh?
It’s an old implementation of me when i tried to figure out where the memory leaks in gimmie/mayanna were located! i managed to seperate the engine and the gui and fiddle around! i came up with a new UI! for the guys at the hackfest in boston…. enjoy mayanna-sidebar-revisited
I have been working on Gimmie and mayanna for a while!
When you get used to them it gets addictive especially the Gimmie standalone panel which makes you rethink the way you use your computer! It would be great if the concept of the panel can be applied on the whole desktop. thus all the recently used will be listed in a neat way on the desktop beside the desktop files! the desktop files could be categorized in a way to make everything easier accessible.
Imagine sitting at work on your desk! The table is your desktop and every paper/pencil/book/etc is a file/folder on the desktop. the panel is like the front of your drawers where every button/menu is a kind of drawer/clock/etc
I like keeping my desktop on the computer and at home clean and tidy. However when I see how some friends colleagues and co-workers treat their desktop it messes me up! The desktop is the place u should be able to go back to when u feel lost or want to start over.
I am waiting and hoping that the Boston hackfest will have IRC in a way so i can participate remotely.
My idea for a great desktop is to somehow treat is as your own workspace! when its tidy u can think clearer! I just noticed how much bull crap i am writing! its better i hack up something and show it