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  • Dash To Panel v24 Released With Vertical Panel Orientation, Update From GitHub Feature

    Dash to Panel, an icon taskbar for Gnome Shell, was updated to version 24, bringing support for vertical panel orientation (left or right of monitor), the ability to update the extension directly from the GitHub releases, and more.

    The Gnome Shell Dash to Panel extension combines the Dash with the top panel into a single dock. This way you have running applications (and favorite/pinned applications), the tray, the system menu, and date / time indicator on a single panel.

    Don't confuse Dash to Panel with the somewhat similar Dash to Dock extension (from which the Ubuntu Dock was forked from).

  • GNOME Calculator and GTK’s Entry

    Recently GNOME Calculator has gained a library for math expression parsing and calculation, as a parallel effort to the one used internally for the application, called GCalc.

    While GCalc allows to take a string to create an object oriented representation of it and can perform multi-precision calculations, this feature was unable to be used outside, just VDA is using it for math expression parsing, but no-more, yet.

    In order to expose GCalc features to user oriented applications, now a new library called GCi was added. GCi provides, for now, a controller for GTK Entries.

  • VCR to WebM with GStreamer and hardware encoding

    My family had bought many years ago a Panasonic VHS video camera and we had recorded quite a lot of things, holidays, some local shows, etc. I even got paid 5000 pesetas (30€ more than 20 years ago) a couple of times to record weddings in a amateur way. Since my father passed less than a year ago I have wanted to convert those VHS tapes into something that can survive better technologically speaking.

    For the job I bought a USB 2.0 dongle and connected it to a VHS VCR through a SCART to RCA cable.

Dash to Panel 24 Released with Vertical Option

  • Dash to Panel 24 Released with Vertical Option, New Update Mechanism

    Dash to Panel v24’s vertical option allows a single panel (combining top bar and dash) to be placed on the left or right of monitors, just like the Unity launcher of old.

    We reported that Dash to Panel vertical option was in development last month so its arrival, while welcome, shouldn’t be a surprise.

    Naturally there were a crop of design and interaction considerations to be consider to ensure the new vertical dock option works properly, including how to display the clock, and how to handle application launchers in a vertical orientation.

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