unity-scope-dictionary ready for testing!

So in a ever-so-slightly different bit of news, today I’m announcing a new Unity Scope, instead of a whole new Unity Lens.  This scope is a Dictionary, using the Wordnik API, which I have built into David Calle’s awesome Utilities Lens for Precise.  What this means, is that there will be no icon or anything for you to cick to define a word, you just need to type it into the Home Lens, and there you’ll find some definitions!  Right now this only really works on Precise, so if anyone’s willing to give it a try and let me know how it works for them, that’d be great!


Looks like this

As always, the scope can be found in the scopes packagers ppa (although this time, you’ll need the utilities lens as well).

To install:




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  1. emre October 15, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    I installed it through the market and ran “setsid unity” but no definitions are appearing yet. I’m on 12.04.

  2. cwayne October 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    @emre What do you mean through the market? Did you have the scopes-packagers ppa enabled? Did you install unity-lens-utilities as well as unity-scope-dictionary?

  3. emre October 15, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    I mean the Ubuntu Software Center. I also tried following the instructions in this post but I still do not see any definitions. How can I troubleshoot?

  4. cwayne October 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    If you could email me the output of the following commands to cwayne@ubuntu.com

    ps ax | grep dictionary
    dpkg -l | grep dictionary

  5. emre October 22, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    Rebooting did the trick. Thank you for the scope.

  6. emre October 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    I rebooted again and got a crash with TypeError in update_results_omdel(): ‘NoneType’ object is not iterable

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