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

From: n810 at merctech.com n810 at merctech.com
Date: Wed Apr 16 23:04:53 EEST 2008

In the message dated: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:50:19 PDT,
The pithy ruminations from Andrew Daviel on 
<launching scripts/apps from desktop icons> were:
=> On my desktop I don't have much time for the GUI; I find it much easier 

Me too.
=> 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 ?


I'm a huge fan of the Command Navigator app. It replaces the 
silly Contacts taskbar app, and can be configured to launch arbitrary command 
line programs via a menu.



=> 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)
=> Andrew

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