Introduction

The goal of the dashboard is to automatically show a user useful files and other objects as he goes about his day. While you read email, browse the web, write a document, or talk to your friends on IM, the dashboard does its best to proactively find objects that are relevant to your current activity, and to display them in a friendly way, saving you from digging around through your stuff like a disorganized filing clerk.

NOTE: This tutorial uses the command line for installation and configuration. A basic knowledge of the command line/terminal is recommended. Prior to using this tutorial, make sure you have successfully installed beagle along with the inotify patched kernel. See Beagle for instructions on doing this.

Installation

Step 1: Dependencies

At the command line, issue the following command:

# sudo apt-get install at-spi libatspi-dev

Step 2: Copy Beagle Config

At the command line, issue the following command:

# sudo cp /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/beagle-0.0.pc /usr/lib/pkgconfig

Step 3: CVS

Connect to Server

Move into your cvs directory by cd /path_to_cvs/directory. At the command line, issue the following command:

# cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.gnome.org:/cvs/gnome login

NOTE: When it asks for a password, just press enter, using a blank password.

Download Source

At the command line issue the following command:

# cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.gnome.org:/cvs/gnome co dashboard

Step 4: Install

Change into the dashboard directory now by cd dashboard. At the command line, issue the following command:

# ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr && make && sudo make install

Post Installation

More information on Beagle and Dashboard is found on their Wiki.

Dashboard (last edited 2009-04-15 08:05:00 by stooj)