Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:43 AM
Harmony is ment to be a Start Menu replacement for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Harmony is currently one app with two different launcher styles. However...
Currently you can download either the Unity version, or the Gnome 3 version.
Harmony is currently in a Public Beta, but it is progressing nicely.
Linux has some good looking Start Menu launchers. Ubuntu recently introduced to us Unity, an app that has it's launcher as a side bar item.
(Or thats how it was when i last used Unity, way back in the day...)
This is the "Unity" version of Harmony. XP and Higher can use this.
This is the "Gnome 3" version. You MUST have an AERO enabled system to use this, sorry XP and Basic users...
This mimics more or less the basic features of Gnome 3. But just the Launcher only, not the task manager.
This Unity aspect was developed first, and as how I moved to the Gnome 3 aspect, most code has been improved. I need to "port" these updates from the Gnome 3 version to the Unity version. This means that the Gnome 3 launcher has more options and abilities than the Unity version. Once I do the code update for the Unity version it hsold have all the options and ability's of the gnome 3 version. (Better link processing, assignable icons, etc...)
If you would like to be a part of the Public Beta, please choose the type that your interested in, and visit, and please read, the appropriate dA page.
A "Launcher Chooser" is in the code next, to give you the option of what style of launcher you want to use. So it's all one app.
Harmony is made in .Net version 3.5, and as such, it needs .Net 3.5 for it to work.
Harmony -Unity- dA page.
Harmony -Gnome3- dA page.
Thanks for your time!
Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:38 AM
Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:02 AM
I DO plan on adding in "hi-res" icons to the Unity code... It's actually more like an "Iconpack" setup, but Hi-Res can be used.
See here for the current discussion, and Input! Please! Either here or on dA.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:04 AM
Your right i do.
And you need a better preview to promote this app.