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[[Include(GnomeDo/Header)]] The wiki located at http://do.davebsd.com/wiki is not accessible anymore, since the domain davebsd.com has been abandoned and now redirects to a spam site (quick-loan.us). See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/do/+bug/1363589 Bug #1363589: gnome-do help opens do.davebsd.com, redirects to spam site].
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= Introduction =

GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present in your GNOME desktop environment (applications, Evolution contacts, Firefox bookmarks, files, artists and albums in Rhythmbox, Pidgin buddies) and perform commonly used actions on those objects (Run, Open, Email, Chat, Play, etc.).

* Main website: http://do.davebsd.com/
* Launchpad website: https://launchpad.net/do/
* Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/do/
* Questions: https://answers.launchpad.net/do/
* Mailing List: http://groups.google.com/group/gnome-do
* Video tutorial: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9110909248380195562&hl=en

GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver (http://quicksilver.blacktree.com) and GNOME Launch Box (http://developer.imendio.com/projects/gnome-launch-box).

= Formal Project Summary =
Experienced computer users frequently utilize keyboard-driven interfaces such as
shortcut keys and command terminals to perform common tasks quickly. Keyboard-driven
interfaces such as these allow the user to execute more complex or precise actions more rapidly;
however, these interfaces tend to confuse inexperienced users due to poor graphical
representations of items—sometimes there is no visual interface, as in the case of shortcut keys.
These interfaces also intimidate and alienate novice users due to unfamiliar item identifiers—for
example, the shortcut for “paste” is Control-V, and the command-line program to “delete” or
“trash” an item is rm.

Our intent is to create an interface that takes advantage of the precision and
expressiveness of the keyboard, but is intuitive enough to appeal to novice users, while still
remaining powerful enough to appeal to advanced users. We plan to consolidate the disparate
interfaces previously mentioned into a single, unified, search-driven interface by creating an
application that indexes the items found in one's desktop environment, including documents,
contacts, bookmarks, applications, notes, multimedia, etc. We will then present graphical
representations of these items to the user, allowing one to search through and interact with these
items. Principle technical challenges facing this project include indexing and seemingly instant
searching of items in a user's desktop environment, and implementing appropriate techniques for
dealing with items of changing relevancy to the user.
Neither the [http://do.cooperteam.net/ new website] nor the [https://launchpad.net/do launchpad] hold a wiki.

The wiki located at http://do.davebsd.com/wiki is not accessible anymore, since the domain davebsd.com has been abandoned and now redirects to a spam site (quick-loan.us). See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/do/+bug/1363589 Bug #1363589: gnome-do help opens do.davebsd.com, redirects to spam site].

Neither the [http://do.cooperteam.net/ new website] nor the [https://launchpad.net/do launchpad] hold a wiki.

GnomeDo (last edited 2014-09-25 12:25:35 by mariano.j)