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jackyohh

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homerun (replacement for menu)
« on: 2014/02/09, 12:21:38 »
Hi,

i recently found a great placement for kmenu, called homerun
http://blogs.kde.org/2014/01/29/homerun-120



- flawless Plasma integration
- it's as fast as the old kmenu (and way fast than  the modern kmenu with its submenus)
- with search function (including nepomuk)
- you can place favourite apps in homerun

This app is really great! I hope it will get fast into debian!!

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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #1 on: 2014/02/09, 13:34:04 »
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hdhomerun-config - Konfigurationswerkzeug für Silicon Dust HD HomeRun
libhdhomerun-dev - Development library for Silicon Dust HD HomeRun
libhdhomerun1 - Library for Silicon Dust HD HomeRun
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Re: homerun and appmenu-qml and lancelot
« Reply #2 on: 2014/02/09, 13:39:08 »
jackyohh, that one seems indeed well integrated and clean.

Two others kicker-replacements worth a look are lancelot and appmenu-qml. Lancelot is in the repos, installable via apt-get install plasma-widget-lancelot, it has more options but for me sometimes looks a bit cluttered. Appmenu-qml is just a plasmoid downloadable from kde-apps and intallable via 'add plasmoids'.

Lancelot:  http://userbase.kde.org/Lancelot
appmenu-qml:  http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/AppMenu+QML?content=146098
spacepenguins appmenu-screenshot here http://forum.siduction.org/index.php?topic=7.msg23954#msg23954
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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #3 on: 2014/02/09, 15:20:00 »
I use lancelot for some years now, but homerun looks very good. I'll give it a try. Thank you for the hint!
« Last Edit: 2014/02/09, 20:05:53 by vindeliker »

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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #4 on: 2014/02/09, 17:01:56 »
yeah i know lancelot and as far as is see appmenu-qml is quite similar.
both have one big usability problem (imho). you have to click to watch submenus/enter.  AND you have to click AGAIN to go back into rootmenu. that's so annoying!!
the classic kmenu with its hover functionality is so damn fast.

nowadays developers pay more and more attention to pretty UIs and less to a quick accessibility.  :o

so its nice to see that homerun is a good mix of both!!  :D

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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #5 on: 2014/02/09, 21:32:09 »
So should I expect a plasmoid after building it? Cause that is not the case. Looking for a way to start this...




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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #6 on: 2014/02/09, 22:36:20 »
.... you have to click to watch submenus/enter.  AND you have to click AGAIN to go back into rootmenu...

For appmenu you are right with that, lancelot is configurable to no-click-behaviour. But still, every time I try lancelot I come back to Kicker after one day.
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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #7 on: 2014/02/09, 23:01:39 »
I just built homerun from the ubuntu sources and it works fine.


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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #8 on: 2014/02/10, 02:11:14 »
Since I haven't used my new install for any kind of development yet, I had to install a few dev applications, then, I finally got it built.

There were 2 plasmoids that got built, a kicker and a launcher.  The launcher made KDE look like Gnome 3, something I'm not crazy about.  BUT - The kicker is a visually well done mix of the Classic Menu and the Application Launcher, I liked it right away. 

I'll just have to play with it for a while to see if anything bugs me.  So far, it looks good.
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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #9 on: 2014/02/14, 16:10:07 »
The homerun kicker looks promising, I agree. I have not yet tested it - is it possible to have an icon size of 32 for the application/submenu entries?

Lancelot never was an option for me because the icon size is not configurable and 22 is too small for me. Apart from that it really looks like a mess with those different icon sizes and different spaces and it's somewhat slow.

My favorite still is the AppMenu QML with three panes. I don't need a no-click menu but I need to see "everything". It is more like the good old KDE3 TastyMenu (and it looks so cool in transparent blue with the BlueTintGlass plasma theme ;) ). BTW: in the AppMenu QML you don't need to click to go back to a former pane as in kickoff, you just drag the content back and forth. The only issues are that you cannot drag items to the panel/desktop and that the searching is very slow.
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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #10 on: 2014/02/15, 10:34:31 »
Homerun kicker is a nice and functional launcher for KDE. I replaced Lancelot and kmenu with it approximately 2 months ago in my SolydK partition. This distro is gearing toward replacing the default launcher in favor of kicker.
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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #11 on: 2014/02/15, 11:34:36 »
We might also go that way.


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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #12 on: 2014/02/15, 22:37:34 »
Could the homerun 32-bit and 64-bit packages be made available in the siduction repo, for testing purposes?
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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #13 on: 2014/02/16, 01:20:11 »
Could the homerun 32-bit and 64-bit packages be made available in the siduction repo, for testing purposes?

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Re: homerun (replacement for menu)
« Reply #14 on: 2014/02/16, 01:30:03 »
good Idea Dibl!

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