Let’s “raptorize”!

Hello my dear hackers.

Today I won’t bother you with previewer, happy no? =)

I started my contribution to Raptor writing some lines for the main items view and now together with Riccardo (ruphy), Dario (drf__) and Lukas (boom1992) we just made up a nice and pretty functional interface. 🙂

Riccardo and Dario implemented fixed and polished the search features for Raptor so that we have a krunner-like application search. 🙂

Lukas helped with some graphical improvements (navigation arrow) and started the implementation of the breadcrumb. For those who cannot figure out what the breadcrumb is here comes a screenshot:

You can see a pair of icons on the top left corner. The most right one indicates the subsection we are in, in this case we are in “Graphics”. The left one allows you to get back to the main view. Of course, navigating under many subsections will put an icon for each subsection in the breadcrumb so that the user can get back step by step.

Unfortunately we had some visual issues with the breadcrumb but the almighty Dario solved them today. 🙂

Riccardo did a great job polishing even more the painting, giving clearness to the entire view and making the item selection even nicer.

I know you are hungry of screenshots so here they come:

This is ( Dario + Riccardo)’s search in action :). Of course typing “Document” or “Viewer” is also fine to find Okular =).

And this is raptor at first start. 🙂

As agreed with Dario, today my aim was to give a basical implementation of a nice feature of Raptor: the Description Mode. This mode will show each element with a precise description of what the application does. Unfortunately current standards don’t take care of an enough precise description of an application. Btw I had success in implementing this kind of feature for when it will be available.. see below:

Something is still missing (last used time for example) but it gives the idea of what we want for raptor. I followed nuno’s mockup to get this and i’m almost there =). Of course that string is hardcoded but it would be nice to start thinking about so-long-description-fields.

And now some notes:

Even if Raptor is taking a nice graphical shape it is highly WIP and its core is still full of nasty bugs that we are trying to fix as soon as possible. Of course you can try it cloning from ruphy’s git repo hgit://github.com/ruphy/raptor.git but keep in mind what i just said :). Btw it can launch apps 😛

Cheers my friends and stay tuned 🙂

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14 Responses to “Let’s “raptorize”!”


  1. 1 Nuno Pinheiro September 26, 2008 at 1:59 am

    I said from the beguining if “if you build it they will come” and so they did 🙂

  2. 2 Riccardo Iaconelli September 26, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Mi hai fregato il post, eh? 😉
    Vai così!!

  3. 3 Dario Freddi September 26, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Mannaggia ad ale che ci ha anticipato tutti 😀
    Gran lavoro sul delegate, dai che stiamo aprendo i culi :DD

    Keep this up!

  4. 4 Alessandro Diaferia September 26, 2008 at 9:51 am

    @Riccardo Iaconelli: lol! sorry ruphy, i thought you wouldn’t have blogged anymore. Btw i saw your painting improvements and i’d like you to blog about them =).

  5. 5 Stephan September 26, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I’m not sure it’s a good idea to use a unsharp box to highlight an item. I’m not a friend of unsharp stuff, because the eyes want to sharp this area.

  6. 6 Riccardo Iaconelli September 26, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    @Stephan: wait! it’s getting better….

  7. 7 killer1987 September 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    buon lavoro ragazzi! vi seguirò appassionatamente, i menu disponibili finora mi hanno alquanto deluso : (

    dovete riuscire nell’impresa di creare un menu intuitivo, veloce e intelligente : )

    ciao ciao
    Marcello

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