kupfer is a simple, flexible, launcher for Gnome
|Credits:||Copyright 2007–2011 Ulrik Sverdrup <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Licence:||GNU General Public License v3 (or any later version)|
Kupfer is an interface for quick and convenient access to applications and their documents.
The most typical use is to find a specific application and launch it. We have tried to make Kupfer easy to extend with plugins so that this quick-access paradigm can be extended to many more objects than just applications.
This project is configured for the Waf build system; Installation follows the steps:
./waf configure ./waf
sudo ./waf install
You can use
--prefix=$PREFIX when configuring to assign an
installation spot. By default, Kupfer is installed for all users.
Installing only for your user, the prefix
~/.local is often used;
you just have to make sure that
~/.local/bin is in your
Waf is included in both the distributable tarball and the repository (so that full source code is incuded. See the file waf for author and licensing information).
Waf was acquired through http://waf.googlecode.com/files/waf-1.6.11.tar.bz2 on Saturday, 25 February 2012. The following files extracted:
./waf-light -> ./waf ./waflib -> ./waflib ./ChangeLog -> ./Waf.ChangeLog ./waflib/Tools/* some files excluded ./waflib/extras/* some files excluded No file contents touched.
- Python 2.6 or Python 3
- optionally: rst2man (python-docutils) to install the manpage
- optionally: xml2po (gnome-doc-utils) to install mallard help pages
Kupfer requires Python 2.6 or later, and the following important libraries:
- gtk python bindings, GTK+ version 2.20 
- glib python bindings (pygobject) 2.18
- dbus python bindings
|||GTK+ 2.20 required for using full support. Kupfer is known to run with version 2.18 as well.|
Optional, but very recommended runtime dependencies:
- python-keybinder (see below)
- wnck python bindings
- keyring python module
- The deprecated 'gnome' module is used for session connection as fallback
- If available, 'setproctitle' is used to set the process name
- python-appindicator for ubuntu-style notification icon
- nautilus-python for nautilus selected file
- python-gdata for Google plugins
Some plugins will require additional python modules!
The program is installed as
$PREFIX/bin. Only one
instance can be active for one user at a given time. Normal use of
kupfer requires an active dbus session bus.
Keybinder is a module for global keyboard shortcuts that originates from tomboy.
You can use kupfer without the keybinder module, for example by
assigning a global keybinding to the
kupfer binary, but it not the
technical documentation. User documentation is installed as GNOME
(Mallard) help pages, available under the "Kupfer Help" object in the