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MinMenu 0.11.0 Released

Posted 05-25-2009 at 03:39 AM by CoderMan

Source code for MinMenu 0.11.0 is available at Binary installers are also available for the i386 and amd64 architectures.

I added a cool new feature to MinMenu that allows the end user to specify any command or program, and to have the standard output of the command or program displayed in the top left corner of the screen. The output displays in a line-by-line ticker style, at the speed specified by the user.

The specified command can be anything that can be called or interpreted by your local bourne shell, including more complicated commands with logical operators and pipes. So with a little creativity and shell-scripting wizardry, you could have practically any information you want feeding into the display.
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    Just downloaded, compiled, and installed. A couple of "issues":

    1) For the requirements, need to add libgpod-devel to build the man pages.
    2) I might be missing something else, because I get this error in regard
    to the man pages:
    zcat: /usr/share/man/man1/minmenu.1.gz: not in gzip format
    zcat: /usr/share/man/man1/minmenu-edit.1.gz: not in gzip format
    3) It would be real nice (for me almost critical), that if you press the ESC
    key in a child-menu, it goes back to the parent menu instead of exiting
    the menu all together.
    4) Look-and-feel: It would be nice if you could "highlight" the selection
    in stead of underline. i.e.: Screen is white text on blue background /
    Selection is blue text with a white (or cyan) highlight.

    Other that these - you are heading in the right direction. This is the only
    program I could find for linux with this capability.
    Posted 09-01-2009 at 09:23 AM by cejennings_cr cejennings_cr is offline


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