This is the first public release of GWCI, a small GNOME applet that has user configurable buttons on it. When a button is clicked, a small temporary text box pops up where the user types a query (or escape to abort). The query is then armored for http (so it can be embedded in an url) and a ‘launcher’ is called, which is typically a web browser with a partial url. For example, one of my buttons is ‘Google’, which calls ‘galeon -x http://www.google.com/search?q=xml%20parsing’ if the string I type into the textbox is “xml parsing”. The web browser chunk is left to the config file to maximize versatility. There are plenty of bugs and misfeatures, so this won’t be announced on sites like freshmeat just yet.
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