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This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Posted in: Widget Testing

AppLauncher widget testing

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jtbandes



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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 - 9:22 pm    Post subject: AppLauncher widget testing Reply with quote

This is the test before release as 0.1b, so keep those comments coming!!!

Here it is...
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galendw



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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 - 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good start.

One thing I would recommend: generate the list of apps (on the back) from the applications that are in the Applications folder (including Utilities). This way, it would include user-installed applications.
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jtbandes



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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 - 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great idea! Any thoughts on how to do that? Another idea I had was to let the user drag & drop an application onto the widget, and it would extract the icon file, bundle identifier, and name. But I don't know how.

That brings up another interesting point: All of the current application icons are stored in the widget bundle. This takes up a lot of space, and will take more if I add more applications. Is there a way that I can get the icon file out of the application bundle (maybe using the info.plist file to tell me what the icon file's name is), and have it display on the front?

Does anyone think that I should shrink the white/black background, or any other design stuff? Any other features? Keep those suggestions coming!
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Bryan



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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 - 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too shabby! Wink

I don't know much javascript but if you want to use a cocoa plugin you can go into the info.plist file and get the icon file from there.
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jtbandes



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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 - 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how to do that! What?
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Bryan



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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 - 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a method in javascript for parsing xml files?
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jtbandes



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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 - 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know. Does anyone else know?
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jtbandes



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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 - 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please test again, people! I changed the link at the top.
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Bryan



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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 - 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you change?
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jtbandes



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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 - 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the widget? A lot. But do you mean "the link" that I changed? The link to the zip file at the top of the page.
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fphilipe



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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 - 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bryan wrote:
Not too shabby! Wink

I don't know much javascript but if you want to use a cocoa plugin you can go into the info.plist file and get the icon file from there.


Im using this method to get the icon of some apps: http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=6894
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jtbandes



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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard for me to single out how to do that from your code. Could you post the part here, please?
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jtbandes



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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 - 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AppLauncher is coming very close to being ready for its first release. Do people think it should be a beta release or a final release?

Anyway, it's functioning perfectly for me except for one bug that came up when I was working on it today. When it's recalling the preferences, it seems to set the background to white (using the function makeBgWhite(); ), even if the preferences were set to black. I'd appreciate it if someone could take a look at the code and tell me what's wrong. Smile

Here is the link to the latest version:
AppLauncher
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