Google-gadgets-for-linux released

Google Gadgets for Linux provides a platform for running desktop gadgets under Linux, catering to the unique needs of Linux users. We are compatible with the gadgets written for Google Desktop for Windows as well as the Universal Gadgets on iGoogle. Following Linux norms, this project will be open-sourced, under the Apache License.

The Windows and Mac versions of Google Desktop has provided gadget hosting functionality on Windows and Mac for a while now and the Linux version of Google Gadgets will extend this platform to Linux users. By enabling cross-platform gadgets, a large library of existing gadgets are immediately available to Linux users. In addition, gadget developers will benefit from a much larger potential user base without having to learn a new API.

There’s two main components to the application: one is a common gadget library responsible for running and presenting a gadget, and the other is a host program that allows the user to choose gadgets and run them on the desktop. Currently we have hosts written for GTK+ and QT, with the GTK+ host offering a sidebar similiar to that of Google Desktop for Windows.

Google Gadgets for Linux就是把windows下google desktop的gadgets移植到了Linux下。


Gadget的显示需要compositing manager的支持,不然会有比较严重的黑边框


Google Gadgets for Linux 安装的时候需要搞定一大堆的依赖包,我自己刚刚安装好Fedora 9,这个系统真不稳定,Firefox 有时候占用了太大的内存,我 1G 的内存居然有时候反应还异常缓慢,里面的输入法也有点问题,今天晚上写博客写的我郁闷,暂时就不在我的本本上尝试了。不过有网友搞定了,一起来看一下他的屏幕截图。他用的是 Ubuntu 系统。

Google Gadgets for Linux

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