gDesklets is a system for bringing mini programs (desklets), such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. The possibilities are really endless and they are always there to serve you whenever you need them, just one key-press away. The system is not restricted to one desktop environment, but currently works on most of the modern Unix desktops (including GNOME, KDE, Xfce).
We had a fruitful meeting on Sunday and came up with a lot of ideas. The most important thing is the decision to release a new version: 0.36, which will feature.. support for GTK 2.12 (no crashing and possible support for translucency) a new desklet based shell better documentation new ADL-tags
Also with the release of 0.36, we'll ship: a new set of basic desklets that have been tested and can easily be distributed by distribution packagers an update to SideCandy, the ever-so-popular theme-engine for desklets The release is scheduled for August/September.
we'll have an IRC meeting on 1st July (20.00 CEST).
We want to cover the following topics:
If you're interested and willing to help, join us on IRC: irc://irc.gnome.org#gdesklets
P.S. See the initial mail on our mailinglist.
The prototype of 0.40 has been uploaded on Launchpad and the main focus of development is currently there. The launchpad site is at launchpad.net/gdesklets.
The prototype isn't currently very usable. If you wish to help development, just join the gDesklets team and checkout the bazaar branch. There's multiple HACKING text files in the prototype to help you get started and ROADMAP tells you about the most crucial features that need implementing. Of course it's advisable to contact people on the ma
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