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I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby vaisarger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:38 pm

Hi all!

I'm a sytem administrator and shell scripter.
I started to use this nice DE some weeks ago. I like it!

I saw it misses a menu manager tool, and I wrote it.
I found this: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxmed/ but you must have Java.

May I link my menu manager program ?
(I'm not a spammer) 8-)

;)
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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby Rex Bouwense » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:54 pm

Welcome to the lxde forums and feel free to link to sites that will help others using lxde. We are a small forum and an even smaller core of active contributors. Having your post approved is not in any way meant to be harassment but rather an attempt to take back our forums from the spammers who tried to dominate it for several months. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby vaisarger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:03 pm

I see.

Don't worry, it was not an harrassment for me. I'm used tio write small pieces of code and share them with all Open Source world, but I understand that sometimes (often?) spreading own program/website is not always for world convenience.

Anyway.

This is the site:
https://sites.google.com/site/lxmenuman

Basically, it's a simple menu, where first field is "Add new entry", second is "Search" (a program name), and other ones are all program categories in your system.

I found a bug some minutes ago, when you explore all programs related to a certain category (not all are displayed), but today I don't have time to debug anymore.

Cheers
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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby Rex Bouwense » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:14 pm

Thanks and feel free to contribute as much or as little as you like.
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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby vaisarger » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:21 pm

Thank you.

I fixed bug I said last post. You find new version here:
https://sites.google.com/site/lxmenuman/download


Last question.
Do you think it's worthy adding my program at bottom of this page? (And how?)
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Main_Menu
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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby Rex Bouwense » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:53 pm

Do you think it's worthy adding my program at bottom of this page? (And how?)

Yes indeed. Since we are small, but growing group of users, any how to, work arounds, temporary bug fixes, etc are welcome to be posted here. As to how, you could post a link to web site where they are located like you have already done plus if there are some instructions you could post them here. Another moderator on this forum, seppalta, has developed and maintains a Linux LXDE Guide. We are constantly pointing people to it.
http://lxlinux.com/#index
As I have said before, feel free to contribute as much as you want to.
By the way are you required download both of the versions or does the second one completely replace the first.
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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby vaisarger » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:34 pm

Thank you Rex Bouwense for your opinion, sorry for late.

Another moderator on this forum, seppalta, has developed and maintains a Linux LXDE Guide.

I'll surely take a look at the guide, and I'll contact him about this thread topic.

By the way are you required download both of the versions or does the second one completely replace the first.

Second version replaces first one at all.
Indeed, program doesn't need installation, so you could put "lxmenuman" script (and his libraries) in your path (say "/usr/local/bin"), or you can let it in its directory and launch it through xterm like so: "cd /path/to/lxmenuman && ./lxmenuman". Since my program doesn't have any dependency, it is intended to "simply work".

(P.S.: The only "dependecy" is the command "locate". ...But, wich system doesn't have such command so basic?)

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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby seppalta » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:49 pm

You have an interesting menu editor. I'll reference it in LXDEGuide (http://lxlinux.com).
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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby vaisarger » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:20 am

Thank you. ;)

Thank you for inserting my little menu editor in LXDEGuide. :)
This is the Open Source world strength ! 8-)
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Re: I wrote a simple menu manager

Postby seppalta » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:48 am

This is the Open Source world strength

You are absolutely correct.
It appears that you have put a lot of work into your editor. When I have some spare time, I'm going to have a closer look. Do you have any other neat programs?
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