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Re: GNOME Shell search provider for Zim


Hey Davi!

That's a great idea, since I'm using the Gnome Shell for searching and
opening files a lot!

Do you plan to release it as a plugin, so that it could be published here
<https://github.com/jaap-karssenberg/zim-wiki/wiki/Plugins>? Additionally,
the installation process would be simpler.



2014-09-28 6:42 GMT+02:00 Davi <dsboger@xxxxxxxxx>:

> Hello people!
> My first message in the list. I've actually just "joined the team",
> according to LP anyway.
> I have been using Zim for while and it is an amazing productivity tool! I
> also use GNOME Shell with its great search capabilities. I thought it would
> be great to be able to search through my Zim notebook directly from Shell
> search, so I went ahead and developed a very simple search provider [2]. It
> seems to be working, but I'm very new to almost everything involved:
> although I have some programming background, I'm new to python, DBUS, GNOME
> Shell, Zim itself and even Git. I basically did a patchwork of a few
> tutorials I found about that stuff, so certainly there is much room for
> improvement.
> The workings are very simple: zimsearch.py is a python 3 script that
> implements a gtk3 application [3]. This app is DBus-activatable [4] and
> does nothing except creating a DBus object that impements the GNOME Shell
> search provider API. The service implementation basically spawns "zim
> --search" with the search terms and parses the stdout. There is some logic
> to identify the default notebook from notebooks.zim and to override the
> searched notebook from a special search term (notebook:...). Apart from the
> script, there are some descriptors to install the provider in DBus and
> GNOME Shell.
> If you would like to try it, I've make a script that installs the files to
> their directories. It Works For Me, but no guarantees otherwise. Please
> contact me if you are having trouble with the installation.
> Thak you for your time. I would certainly appreciate any feedback!
> Best regards,
> Davi.
> [1] Soure code: https://github.com/dsboger/zimsearch
> [2] https://wiki.gnome.org/HowDoI/SearchProvider
> [3] https://wiki.gnome.org/HowDoI/GtkApplication
> [4] https://wiki.gnome.org/HowDoI/DBusApplicationLaunching
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