yeahlaunch is some more software that I didn't actually write (just
like wmeyes and my patch to wmwork), but this time, instead of hacking it to work
under Solaris, I added a config file. My patch is based on yeahlaunch-0.2, but as I emailed
the author two years ago and never got any response, I decided to put my patch
up here. If you want to see screenshots (other than the one at the top of this
page, which is from my desktop), they're on the original site too.
Basically, yeahlaunch draws a 1 pixel bar on one edge of your desktop.
When you mouse over it, buttons pop out to launch stuff. It's a replacement for
a desktop menu under window managers like evilwm that don't have a root menu.
(You could also use keyboard shortcuts, as the author of evilwm
expects, but this is another alternative.)
yeahlaunch is written in straight C and should build on any UNIX and
run under any window manager.
yeahlaunch does require that the X11 "development" headers be installed
in order to compile it.
You can download yeahlaunch in a few ways.
- 0.3: You can get the latest version as as a 12K tarball (which unpacks into
its own directory): yeahlaunch-0.3.tar.gz
- Patch against 0.2: This is a 3.9K compressed unified diff, but it
uncompresses to 14K, so unless you're the original author, you're probably
better off grabbing the tarball above anyway. yeahlaunch-0.3.patch.gz
yeahlaunch has been released under the GNU
General Public License, version 2. If you want an authoritative version of that license, you can look
at GNU's copy of
the GPL, version 2.
My patch is also under the GPL version 2, or any later version (at your option).
The README (weighing in at 2.6K) is here, too, just
so that you can see what you're getting into.
If you run into problems or you have suggestions, pop me some email;
my email address is bstern at this domain (leave off the "www."
Other Free Software from www.bstern.org:
coldspot: a semi-automatic locker for X
libuname: an interpose library that lies
ll2xpm: Linux kernel Logos to XPM format
wmeyes: yet another useless dock app
wmwork: a Solaris build patch for time management