Unity questions summary and continuation…
Please keep them coming and we’ll add detail as the plans from UDS solidify. Here are the questions you’ve asked so far if you want to browse.
Cutting through the noise about Unity
Tonight I will concentrate on answering your questions about Unity on Ask Ubuntu. Questions will be answered based on the number of votes they receive and ones that I can answer.
Unity developers will be advising me best on how to answer your questions and we can continue to develop the answers based on feedback. If you’ve already asked then we’ll keep working on our answers to be better.
(Note: Ask Ubuntu is about asking questions and getting answers, so if you’re going to ask a question make sure you read the guidelines. Argumentative and offtopic questions will be moderated.)
(Please ask your questions here, I won’t be answering the comments).
UPDATE: I am at UDS and this seems to be the best way to get the information out there. I am physically sitting next to them. Ask away!
UPDATE2: We will of course come back and update the answers with more details as we have them, remember we’re at UDS and pretty busy so we’re trying our best.
UPDATE3: Here are all the questions being asked.
Unity webapp help!
If anyone knows how to put webapps on my Unity launcher they would make my weekend!
We didn’t ship Tomboy in 10.04 with support for Application Indicators because the experience wasn’t quite there. We lost things like the ability to pin notes, etc. The Rhythmbox and Banshee indicators were the same way, which is why we’re going to be using the Sound Menu.
Now we allow people to apply the same great technology (thanks KDE!) on the application’s icon in the launcher to create quicklists:
This is literally the Tomboy app indicator patch applied to the launcher with a “hey, this time you’ll be in the launcher” flag turned on, so it’s just the beginning.
Pins and all sorts of cool stuff can go in there. I’m looking forward to seeing what upstream application developers build. For example I’d love to have my favorite playlists in my banshee icon, or my incoming items in my Boxee queue, etc.
EDIT: Pretend the little arrow is pointing to tomboy and not cheese. ;)
Application Menu Status for 25 June
Not to be outdone by the (excellent) work of the other Unity folks, Ted and Cody have released indicator-appmenu 0.0.7 and appmenu-gtk 0.0.8 which are now in Maverick and the Lucid PPA.
We’re getting close to including the menu by default in Unity (right now you have to explicitly install it). There’s a few issues left to iron out, basically submenus and some still-partial menus. That’s where the focus is right now. Seb128 and didrocks will then determine when to flip the menu on as default. The DX team are going through existing bugs right now, so now would be a good time to double check an issue to see if it still affects you.
- Seperators work as expected (no more extra seperators in the menus)
- Keyboart shortcuts are now displayed in the menu
- Crasher fixes
https://code.launchpad.net/~canonical-dx-team/appmenu-gtk/trunk https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/appmenu-gtk/0.0.8-0ubuntu1 https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/appmenu-gtk/0.0.8-0ubuntu2
And of course, our home page with instructions on how to test: