Google Gadgets for Linux
EDIT: Read this other post, especially if you are using gtk: http://blog.isaacmedia.net/2011/02/gadget-sidebars/
Today I was wanting some gadgets on my Fedora desktop, so I decided to install Google Gadgets for Linux.
Google Gadgets for Linux is “an open-source implementation of the Google Gadgets platform for Linux”.
This project is still in the development stage, but so far seems stable enough to use on a daily bases. The only problems I have found is that I can’t seem to install an iGoogle gadget, and sometimes when choosing gadgets, the program crashes. (Read newer post)
On thing I did like is that the gadgets don’t use to much CPU. I have had this problem with other gadget platforms.
Installing was pretty easy as I had the google repository installed.
To learn how to install the google repository go here: http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/yum.html
Then as root run:
To start the program run the command:
I have it run upon log in:
System Menu> Preferences> Personal> Startup Applications
and add the command “ggl-qt” with the name “Google Gadgets for Linux”