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KDE Gets a Homerun

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[url="http://userbase.kde.org/File:Homerun_home.png"][img]http://www.tuxmachines.org/images/thumb_homerun-home.png[/img][/url]An interesting post appeared today in the Planet KDE news feeds.[url="http://agateau.com/2012/11/14/introducing-homerun"][i]Introducing Homerun[/i][/url]almost gave me a mild coronary until I realized it was an add-on. Homerun gives KDE that GNOME 3-like application launcher.[/size][/color][color=#262626][size=3]
"[url="http://userbase.kde.org/Homerun"]Homerun[/url] is a fullscreen launcher with content organized in tabs. A tab is composed of several "sources". A source can provide one or more sections to a tab. Homerun comes with a few built-in sources, but custom sources can be written using libhomerun."[/size][/color][color=#262626][size=3]
Like GNOME 3, Homerun allows users browse and launch applications or add them to a favorites list. It can also be used as a "document hierarchy browser." This mode "lists your favorite places and let you browse them: clicking an item from the "Favorite Places" section will list the content of this folder, making it possible for you to navigate your folders to open a document without having to use a file manager."[/size][/color][color=#262626][size=3]
Apparently, it can be used as a containment or shelf as well. In applet form triggered from the panel, users can then utilize the features of Homerun; which includes a search box too. See Aurelien Gateau's [url="http://agateau.com/2012/11/14/introducing-homerun/"]full post[/url] for a few more details, download information, and a screencast.[/size][/color]

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That launcher is actually one of the few bright spots for Gnome. I approve, KDE. :)

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