[Idea] Some app ideas: mimes, xdg, systemd, etc

asked 2014-01-30 06:36:46 +0300

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updated 2014-01-30 06:39:09 +0300

Hi folks,

I've been having some app ideas and I'll just list them here by points. Eventually when I start developing for my Jolla (currently I don't have time for it, and c++ and qt are new to me) I'll probably do some of these if nobody steps up in the meantime.

  • Generic editor for associating certain mime types with supporting applications. Good for eventually different image viewers, video players, editors, etc.
  • Xdg related settings, like default browser, mail reader, etc. XDG folder names for Documents, Desktop and all of those.
  • Systemd gui application for starting and stoping services, masking and quick services status.
  • Systemd / journal gui application for seeing the logs.
  • DBUS debugging / discovering on the system like D-feet desktop application that already exists.
  • .desktop entries full editor, visualizer, organizer, categories, hide applications, ...
  • Clipboard history / manager / tracker. Not sure how this one would work because of the semantics I don't understand yet of Wayland protocol.
  • Current running processes manager, extend Crest application for more power.
  • Graphical used space visualizer to quickly discover where the wasted space is going.
  • Current open files and network accesses in the system and close / disable those accesses by some applications.
  • Try to use Rust language to create a QML application.

And some others I'm sure. My main point is, I have a full powerful linux system in my hands and I want to fully manage it. I'm a control freak so I want to be able to trully visualize what is happening in my jolla.

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Your suggestions are most welcome and seems that you have quite a huge list of things planned for yourself. Where do you find the time to do all that.. ;) In terms of announcing ideas of applications that you might start working with, did you check the SailfishOS devel mailing list, where such a list is being collected? You might want to announce some of those apps there. Also, one nice way you could use this Together forum, would be to post a wiki-type of survey question where you could provide sone of those app-ideas as Answers and let ppl vote for the most wanted ones. This way you could prioritize your development schedule based on what community would need or like the most.

foss4ever ( 2014-01-30 07:40:39 +0300 )edit

@jjaone Well the truth is I don't currently have time for any of those :P. It's ideas that keep poping up mainly from daily use of my jolla. All of these seemed worthy to mention so if anybody wanted some ideas to start hacking here they are. Even as cli only apps in the start they would be useful.

vascorsd ( 2014-01-30 08:41:53 +0300 )edit

I won't probably start any of those soon as I'm busy and really lazy, but when I start any of them it will be in a learning process so it will take a while. At my work I'll probably change to a c++ stack soon so at least I'll be forced to learn that :P. When/if it happens it will be announced properly.

vascorsd ( 2014-01-30 08:45:27 +0300 )edit