Talika applet
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Description:

This is a gnome panel applet that lets you switch between open windows using icons.

***NOTE***
If you build from source run configure with --prefix=/usr. Without it applet won't be listed.

./configure --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install

Logout from session and login again.
Last changelog:

7 years ago

/**************** 0.50 ********************************/
This version has a lot of gui makeover and bug fixes.
New features are:

* Better icons
* Show pin option for pinnable apps
* Supports pinning via drag and drop
* Add option to show tasks from multiple monitors
* Option to close group with middle click
* Option to show preview on multiple windows only
* Better pininig support for openoffice & some wine apps (like picasa)
* Choose custom icon for launcher
* Many ui customization options
* And many more ( explore yourself )

A few minus --
- translations are not up to date
- someone may not like new interface at all. Please use older version than.

/**************** 0.49 ********************************/
This is not a feature release. Minor issues are fixed.

* Launch terminal in home directory
* Prefrences dialog layout changed
* Now includes windows from all monitors
* Turkish translation added

/**************** 0.48 ********************************/
Several new features are included. Many crash
bugs are fixed. Most important are:

* Pin to panel support added
* Windows preview support added
* Option to use monochrome icons added
* Crash bug on autologin fixed
* Crash bug on middle click close fixed
* hangup while resizing on non-expending panel fixed
* French translation added

/**************** 0.24 ********************************/
This is mainly a bug fix version:

* Crash bug on startup of some applications fixed
* Reworked tooltips
* Polish, Russian translations added

/**************** 0.23 ********************************/
This release includes:

* Changing icons order via drag and drop
* Fixed compilation error on earlier versions of ubuntu
* Germen, Spanish, Italian, Swedish translations added


/**************** 0.22 ********************************/
The new features added in this release are:

* Grouping of similar windows
* Closing window on middle-click
* Better menu positioning on vertical panel
* Improved icon quality

Author's Blog : http://dahiyavinod.blogspot.com/

myzeus

6 years ago

I really love this applet. I tried every dock application (yes, dockbarx too), but the usefulness and lightness of Talika are simply unbeatable to me.

Anyway, there are two features I'd like to request:

1) I'd be nice to see clickable application titles to show up when hovering on launchers, two or more instances of the same application are opened and the composition is off. Just like the behavior implemented by default in the Dockbarx applet.

2) Can window previews be implemented when the metacity compositing feature is on (no compiz)?

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BigCityCat

6 years ago

I find this functions well, installs easy, and I like it. Just not sure I like it anymore than the usual task manager. Still you did a very nice job with it.

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paulg

6 years ago

Really enjoying using this useful applet. Thanks very much!

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myzeus

7 years ago

Is the project still in development?

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Dart00

7 years ago

I think so...im waiting on a updated deb which i hope comes soon. :(

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MadMax2000

7 years ago

Hi
Yesterday I've tried to clmpile Talika under Fedora 13, but when I've started "make", I've got this text at the end:

Quote:
/usr/bin/ld: xutils.o: undefined reference to symbol 'XSync'
/usr/bin/ld: note: 'XSync' is defined in DSO /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 so try adding it to the linker command line
/usr/lib/libX11.so.6: could not read symbols: Invalid operation
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [talika] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/philip/Downloads/talika-0.49/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/philip/Downloads/talika-0.49'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Can you tell me where is the problem?

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vinoddahiya

7 years ago

This seems to be an issue with fedora packaged X library.

For quick fix, go under src/xutils.c and comment lines having XSync .

It is there for some erroneous conditions. If everything is fine, Talika will run fine.

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MadMax2000

7 years ago

I've done it, but there is a new error:

Quote:
/usr/bin/ld: xutils.o: undefined reference to symbol 'XFree'
/usr/bin/ld: note: 'XFree' is defined in DSO /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 so try adding it to the linker command line
/usr/lib/libX11.so.6: could not read symbols: Invalid operation
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [talika] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/philip/Downloads/talika-0.49/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/philip/Downloads/talika-0.49'
make: *** [all] Error 2

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MadMax2000

7 years ago

Looks like the source doesn't like this library at all ;)

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paulg

6 years ago

In response to 'MadMax2000', I got the same error after running Make under Fedora 13 x64. However, it will compile and it's nothing to do with the libraries (but as you say, I may be wrong).

I think you can hack around this error on make by going to talkika-0.49/src and editing the Makefile generated by running ./configure

./configure
cd src
vi Makefile

In the file src/Makefile, at the line TALIKA_LIBS be sure to add

-lX11 -lm -lXcomposite

after -lglib-2.0

cd back to talika-0.49 and run make again.

make
sudo make install

As I say, it then compiled fine for me (but, again, as you say, I may be wrong).

After this step, you need to run

sudo bonobo-activation-sysconf --add-directory=/usr/local/lib/bonobo/servers

as instructed.


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MadMax2000

6 years ago

Yeah!!! I've compiled it successfully! And it's working too. Thank you!

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paulg

6 years ago

A pleasure - glad it worked (thanks for checking!)

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paulg

6 years ago

A pleasure - glad it worked (thanks for checking!)

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holodeck

7 years ago

Unlike the DockbarX experiment, this is actually useful.
Keep up the good work!

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MisterE

7 years ago

Is it possible to disable the tooltip? I think the behavior of it is a little bit annoying.

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rafacure

7 years ago

Suggestions
1 - The icon to stay in the same place, even after the application is run;
2 - Allow to choose the icon;
3 - Improve the quality of the icon;

Bug
1 - There is pinning (pin) none of the applications of Open Office;

Question
1 - I'm novice PHP programmer, how do I translate the Talika for the Portuguese of Brazil (pt-BR)?

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vinoddahiya

7 years ago

All the bugs fix and features are in svn version.
I will host project translation on http://www.transifex.net with new version , so that it would be easy for translators.

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Rainman002

7 years ago

I was poking around in the source and it seems to be basing launchers entirely on desktop files. Although convenient to simply implement, I think storing commands, icons, and class names in lists allows for the most flexibility. Just for kicks, I think I'm going to try to do it myself as an educational exercise since I'm totally new to gtk.

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vinoddahiya

7 years ago

yes. talika works with desktop files.
Did you tried latest svn version? it allows you to change the icon of a launcher.
You can copy a desktop file, change its exe arguments and drag-drop to talika. It will create a launcher with custom arguments.

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vinoddahiya

7 years ago

ah! sorry. above method dosen't work. I will soon provide some workaround to change arguments of launcher.

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Rainman002

7 years ago

One thing that works is to make a *.desktop file to do what you want (like startup arguments and custom icon) and then manually add it to the list in gconf. This accomplishes the goal but it is inconvenient.

The most convenient solution would be to show the list of launchers in the "preferences" dialog and allow them to be customized/edited directly.

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Rainman002

7 years ago

I was prodding around in gconf-editor and found the "launchers" list, but I couldn't figure out how to make a custom launcher work through that. For example "nautilus --browser" or "gedit ~/document.txt". Both of these would be excellent as they would allow for nautilus to be booted with all of the toolbars from talika and it would allow documents to be pinned to the panel (manually is good enough).

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atilla

7 years ago

Hi, i have succesfully build Mandriva rpm for upcoming 2010.1 release. Package can be found at MandrivaTurkiye RPM repository:

ftp://ftp.linux.org.tr/pub/mandriva-tr/2010.1/free

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Dart00

7 years ago

Looks like its only for x86_64 :( I run a x86

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atilla

7 years ago

You' re right. There will be a i586 rpm soon.

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7 years ago

/**************** 0.50 ********************************/
This version has a lot of gui makeover and bug fixes.
New features are:

* Better icons
* Show pin option for pinnable apps
* Supports pinning via drag and drop
* Add option to show tasks from multiple monitors
* Option to close group with middle click
* Option to show preview on multiple windows only
* Better pininig support for openoffice & some wine apps (like picasa)
* Choose custom icon for launcher
* Many ui customization options
* And many more ( explore yourself )

A few minus --
- translations are not up to date
- someone may not like new interface at all. Please use older version than.

/**************** 0.49 ********************************/
This is not a feature release. Minor issues are fixed.

* Launch terminal in home directory
* Prefrences dialog layout changed
* Now includes windows from all monitors
* Turkish translation added

/**************** 0.48 ********************************/
Several new features are included. Many crash
bugs are fixed. Most important are:

* Pin to panel support added
* Windows preview support added
* Option to use monochrome icons added
* Crash bug on autologin fixed
* Crash bug on middle click close fixed
* hangup while resizing on non-expending panel fixed
* French translation added

/**************** 0.24 ********************************/
This is mainly a bug fix version:

* Crash bug on startup of some applications fixed
* Reworked tooltips
* Polish, Russian translations added

/**************** 0.23 ********************************/
This release includes:

* Changing icons order via drag and drop
* Fixed compilation error on earlier versions of ubuntu
* Germen, Spanish, Italian, Swedish translations added


/**************** 0.22 ********************************/
The new features added in this release are:

* Grouping of similar windows
* Closing window on middle-click
* Better menu positioning on vertical panel
* Improved icon quality

Author's Blog : http://dahiyavinod.blogspot.com/

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