Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another screencast

Here's some Awn/UA integration work that's being worked on. And yes there are still a few glitches.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Applet Devs: Rewrite will be hitting trunk soon. How will your applets cope?

Just a heads up. The rewrite branches will be merged into trunk some time in the next few weeks.

Core-rewrite: https://code.launchpad.net/~awn-core/awn/trunk-rewrite-and-random-breakage

Extras-rewrite: https://code.launchpad.net/~awn-extras/awn-extras/extras-trunk-rewrite-and-random-breakage


  1. There may still be some API churn after the merge but it shouldn't be _overly_ severe. Things might get added but hopefully what's there won't change much.
  2. Onox has done a fair amount of work in extras rewrite converting converting awnlib to the API changes. So if your applet uses awnlib your work may be relatively minimal.
  3. Doing a trivial conversion of an applet can be as simple as a few minutes work. Do take the time to test with multiple orientations etc.
  4. A lot of extras pplets have already been converted.
  5. Once we merge rewrite, awn-testing ppa packages will soon follow. Meaning applets that have not been converted will stop working for any user of the awn-testing ppa.
This is just a heads up to start looking over rewrite, and possibly start taking advantage of some of the new things that are available in libawn. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to post here or drop by #awn on freenode.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A quick screencast

This previews some of the current features of Awn rewrite including mhr3's new Edgy panel style. Expect various details to change by release day including the preference dialogue.

That is all.