circular-application-menu is a prototype mirroring the same structure as the existing application menu for the GNOME desktop. This was originally just a paper prototype which I did back in March 2007, and decided to code over Christmas 2007.
Currently it's just a command line application but will probably be wrapped up into its own panel applet and completed at some point.
Apart from requiring a code refactor there are no automake niceties so just 'make' and go ! It's worth mentioning that you will require a composited environment (i.e compiz, etc.) with gtk+ 2.12.
To currently add it to a panel...
1. Right-click on any vacant panel space and choose 'Add to Panel' from the displayed context menu.
2. When the 'Add to Panel' dialog opens, enter these details (ignore the quotes).
· Name: 'Circular Applications Menu'
· Generic name: 'Circular Application Menu'
· Comment: 'A Circular Application Menu Representation.'
· Command: 'circular-application-menu'
· Type: 'Application'
· Icon: < Pick one you like, I haven't designed one yet! >
· Run In Terminal: < Choose this option so the command that does not create a window in which to run. >
When you click on a menu segment the segment disappears and its displayed as the tab of the child menu. You can also use Page-Up, Page-Down, Home and End keys to navigate.
What's New in This Release:
· GTK+ version 2.12.x
· A composited environment (i.e compiz, etc.)