Friday, August 27, 2010

Gnome Do

A Mac user by choice I am completely addicted to Quicksilver.

I've used Launchy on Windows. Launchy is okay, but it requires a lot of babysitting. Searchable folders have to be tweaked to get decent results.

I've recently started using Fedora 13. Naturally I wanted a launcher. Wikipedia has a nice comparison of launchers. I installed Gnome Do from yum :

sudo yum install gnome-do

Its fast and returns meaningful results quickly. Its also written in Mono which I find marginally interesting.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hidden Gnome Panels in Fedora 13

I recently installed the new Fedora.

I right clicked my top panel and chose "Add Panel." Firefox, which had been maximized shrank about the size of a panel on the right side of the screen.

Just for grins I right clicked and added another panel. Firefox shrank on the left side.

I added "Show Desktop" to the top panel and clicked it. Panels appeared on each side of the desktop. I right clicked and deleted them.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Debugging Grails Apps in Eclipse

This is pretty simple to accomplish. Simply run "grails-debug run-app" instead of "grails run-app".

However, be sure to start the debugger in Eclipse! The app doesn't finish starting up until the debugger is attached. I spent some time wondering what was taking so long before putting that together.