Thanks everyone involved for the ongoing development. Just updated core.gz and vmlinuz. Terminal outputs version 6.1rc1. Hope to help with testing. Boots flawlessly. Didn't time boot, but no obvious changes noted.
The new string search feature in Apps is great. No longer need to memorize the first 3-4 letters of a package. Searching 'office', for example, returns goffice and libreoffice.
Changelog for 6.1 rc1:
* busybox updated to 1.23.1
Also in conjuction with the above in Xprogs:
* apps: quote the search argument, patch from aswjh
* apps: reload the list on an empty search
* apps: Set a minimum size to the window
* apps: Nicer resize behavior
Not sure i understand what 'quote the search argument' means. When entering a search into Apps, same example as 'office' above, Apps properly returns results but the search word 'office' is blanked from the search box - is this by design? Normally i would think most users would want their search term to stay on screen until they are ready for a new search - maybe that's just me.
Regarding 'reload the list on an empty search'. Again maybe i don't fully understand, but when the search box is empty and i click to select the empty box but don't enter a search term query and press enter (search for nothing), the available extension list does not reload but just continues to display the last search results. I need to manually select Apps > Cloud > Browse to repopulate the extension list.
No noticable changes with Apps appearance or resizing behaviour on my Xvesa netbook, running 1024x576. As before, the Apps dropdown can only be selected by clicking over the letters Apps, not what appears to be the 'button' to a layperson. On my system there is no minimum size limit for the Apps window and the Apps dropdown appearance still squishes and stretches funky when resizing. Screenshots attached.