• Based on the LIP lauchpad
  • Adds a notion of hierarchy so that flpad first comes up with a list of the various application groups (as the first level of the vrsm menu).
  • Supports a file browser type interface, so applications groups are like folders and you move into a folder by clicking on it. This then brings up the set of applications in the selected group.
  • Adds a set of "Active" windows, similar to the sub-menu on vrsm
  • Large-font date and/or time in the statusbar with user-defined formats
  • Battery icon and accurate battery meter borrowed from flbatt
  • Automatic asyncronous update of battery and date-time at wake-up/power-on based on wake-up events (SIGCONT) sent by newer versions of apm-sleep and gbm (old method still available by using -DOLD_UPDT compiling option)
  • Visual feedback to signal battery reading. A bug in the batt A/D driver, adif.c, may cause flpad to get blocked after a long hibernation period. The feedback allows you to be aware of this situation -- and overcome it by a simply pw-on/pw-off or touching the screen.
  • Overloads statusbar widgets to launch apps by clicking and/or dragging
  • Allows directory xpms: the user can define pixmaps for directories too
  • Automatic xpm file mapping
  • Use the preferences file ".launchpad" to define: date-time format, battery type, battery and date-time refresh periods and programs to be launched by clicking/dragging statusbar widgets


More details in the README file.