Package Details: obmenu-generator 0.90-2

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Package Base: obmenu-generator
Description: A fast pipe/static menu generator for the Openbox Window Manager (with icons support).
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Keywords: generator menu openbox
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: trizen
Maintainer: trizen
Last Packager: trizen
Votes: 117
Popularity: 0.193846
First Submitted: 2011-03-25 18:14
Last Updated: 2021-08-27 08:38

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ragglefraggle commented on 2015-07-01 20:19

I don't know if something in Perl's changed, but I can't get this installed because of an error involving the perl-linux-desktopfiles dependency; it fails to compile at this step:

Can't locate Module/ in @INC (you may need to install the Module::Build module) (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/share/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/core_perl /usr/share/perl5/core_perl .) at Build.PL line 7.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at Build.PL line 7.

It's a very recent change, too, since I had this working not even a week ago when I tried it.

rtfreedman commented on 2015-03-29 21:57

Who could beat your response time ;)

trizen commented on 2015-03-29 21:46


rtfreedman commented on 2015-03-29 21:44

Please update PKGBUILD with 'perl-linux-desktopfiles>=0.09'

scjet commented on 2014-07-03 13:05

I agree with many of the other feedback/comments here, that it's
"So good it should be in OB by default! ", or, atleast arch-upstream should consider having obmenu-generator in its cores repos, extra, community...?
Thanks very much for this, trizen.

ondoho commented on 2013-11-10 10:01

thanks again, i only just noticed that there have been updates.
this script is just getting better and better!

critique, both pos and neg:
- i am so happy that your script backed up my original menu.xml when i forgot to use the -o switch!
- i wish it would have done the same to my config/ when updating.
- Linux::DesktopFiles has its own man page - some more documentation on obmenu-generator's interaction with it would be good. tricky syntax, and some vars are not explained.
- the -R switch would be great if it could be used in the same command line with actual menu generation.

ps: tried posting anonymously to your blog but did not succeed.

trizen commented on 2013-10-06 21:11

@grimi - added.

grimi commented on 2013-10-05 22:52

Hi trizen. Maybe this is not good place for feature request, but ...
For me this great script, lacks one feature: pipe menu item.
Something like that {pipe => ["pipe script", "name", "icon"]}.
I know that this can be bypass with {raw => [...]}, but with this solution,
every change icon theme, needs reedit, to get common look menu icons.
Please add this feature in future release. Thanks.
Best regards.

trizen commented on 2013-10-03 14:18

@mladoux - fixed.

mladoux commented on 2013-06-14 04:37

I get an error, but only when I try to load hexchat. The error is as follows -->

Text ended before matching quote was found for".(the text was 'sh -c "hexchat --existing--url')

Anyway, there doesn't need to be any parameters passed to that. I checked to see if it was a problem with the program by running the program name through gmrun, and it loaded fine. I'm assuming it's an issue with the pipe menu. Other than that issue, this is by far the best pipe menu I've used for Openbox, keep up the good work!