[maemo-users] launching scripts/apps from desktop icons

From: Andrew Daviel advax at triumf.ca
Date: Wed Apr 16 22:50:19 EEST 2008
On my desktop I don't have much time for the GUI; I find it much easier 
to type "ls -lt foo*" than wait for some app to paint 2000 icons I'm 
supposed to choose from. But I have a few Gnome toolbar icons I have 
tied to commands like
  xterm -e "ssh -i foo me at bar.example.com"
using "create launcher".

Is it possible to do this in maemo/Hildon on the Nokia tablets ?
One page I looked at seemed to be saying applications needed to be 
rewritten to use the hildon manager, which seems a lot of effort just to 
get a launcher button.

Apart from wanting to have a button to do scripts like the above, I was 
trying to run example_camera (from 
garage.maemo.org/svn/maemoexamples/trunk/) from a button. Works from the 
command line; doesn't start properly from a button (or maybe I just 
haven't got the files set up properly)


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