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Current version of gnome-do is outdated, no plans to update gnome-do are in the works. Tons of library changes are needed as well as other new package dependencies. Version in rawhide, but 0.5 was released in June 2008.


  • Name: ClintSavage (just an instigator)

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 10
  • Last updated:
  • Percentage of completion: ?

Detailed Description

Gnome-do provides an incredible amount of features and power to the average gnome or kde user. The ability to discretely activate applications in a gui without a mouse is very enticing. Fedora users can benefit by removing the requirements to use a mouse (save web browsing) again.

Gnome-do provides plugins which help for IM, twitter, shutdown/restart, etc. Plus the ability to launch, search, etc., things normally that can be done in a Desktop/Window Manager

Benefit to Fedora

Many things that can be done with the current gnome-applets and gnome-panels can easily be done in gnome-do more efficiently. Gnome-do is a much more discrete way to activate, search, launch or do just about anything else. Here's a couple simple use cases.

Use Cases

  • Frank wants to IM his buddy john
  • Jim wants to listen to some Megadeth
  • Alice wishes to shutdown her computer.

Test Plan

User Experience


  • gnome-desktop-sharp
  • gnome-sharp
  • gnome-keyring-sharp
  • mono
  • others probably as well

Contingency Plan


Release Notes


Comments and Discussion

See Talk:Features/gnome-do