Let's use Linux already has its own Unity Lens!

Family Let's use Linux continues to grow. We already have a extension guidance on Google Chrome and now we add a lens for the Dash de Unity.

So folks, you no longer have excuses to keep up to date and find solutions to any problems that arise when we use Linux. 🙂


En Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10:

I opened a terminal and wrote:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: pablo-castagnino / ulsearch
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-lens


1.- I opened the Dash and select the button with the shape of a round and with the letters uL, from Let's Use Linux. You can also press the Super key (also known as the Windows key) + u (yes, the 'u' in Let's Use Linux… hehe).

2.- After a few moments the last 10 articles published on the blog will be uploaded.

3.- Enter your search and the results will appear.

Remember that only 10 results will always be displayed, sorted by publication date (newest first). They are not necessarily the 10 most relevant, but the last 10.

For this reason, I recommend searching by combining words. For example: unity + lens, fedora + beefy; or linux mint, red hat, etc. As you can see, with the symbol + search words are combined; instead when typing words separated by spaces, it will search for the exact phrase.

Sadly, the folks at Google put a limit of 10.000 daily searches for using their Blogger APIs. So, you know, to use in moderation. 🙂 Likewise, they have already confirmed that if we go over, I can request an extension.

Source code

Those who are interested can get the source code with a simple command:

bzr branch lp: ~ pablo-castagnino / ulinux-lens / trunk

It is important to mention that in order to use the source code provided, the following requirements must be met:

1) Have a blog on blogger.com
2) Activate the Blogger Developer APIs v. 3.
3) Get a Blogger API Key.
4) Understand how Python and JSON work

Once you meet all the requirements, don't forget to modify the source code using your data: Blog ID, Blogger API Key, etc.

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  1.   Luis said

    I like it, I would install it but I use Lubuntu 🙁

  2.   Leonardo said

    Hello I think it's excellent, butooo, I can't mount it in 13.10

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