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February 27, 2007

Gimmie, a new panel replacement for Gnome, and how to install it in Ubuntu

Filed under: Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 8:38 am

In Gnomeplanet I noticed this blog of the maker of gimmie.

Curious about gimmie I made a .deb package of gimmie and installed it.

Assuming you have multiverse and universe repositories set up, here is how:

Download Gimme from here

Extract it , with nautilus, right click the package > extract here….

Continuing now with the console…..

sudo apt-get install build-essential fakeroot checkinstall libgtk2.0-dev python-gtk2-dev

checkinstall is an instant creator for .debs.

cd into/the/extracted/folder/named/gimmie-0.2.3
./configure
make
fakeroot checkinstall

(hit enter (default) when checkinstall asks some questions)

sudo dpkg -i gimmie_0.2.3-1_i386.deb

And gimmie is installed
To run gimmie key in alt-f2
Type gimmie and start

If you like it and wish to run it after startup of Gnome:

System > Preferences > Sessions , click new and add gimmie

Screenshots of gimmie

Gimmie looks like a colorful panel-replacement app for Gnome , and hope to see it in Ubuntu repositories soon 🙂

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3 Comments »

  1. For me, in addition to the listed packages I had to grab libgnome-menu-dev. So simply update the above string to:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential fakeroot checkinstall libgtk2.0-dev python-gtk2-dev libgnome-menu-dev

    and you should be great.

    Comment by Robert Postill — November 21, 2007 @ 1:20 am

  2. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

    Comment by Idetrorce — December 15, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

  3. I know this is old, but still, it is very ugly!

    Comment by pedro — March 7, 2009 @ 5:07 pm


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