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Google Gadgets for Linux -- almost there

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on July 26, 2008 10:30 PM
Yes, Google Gadgets already run in Plasma. The code will be finding its way into KDE's svn within the next week or two, but it already works. They look and behave just like any other widget on Plasma; which is something this article misses on: Plasma offers a widget system but the point is not the widget system in the same sense as GGL or the others mentioned. Plasma is a portable, universal canvas for both displaying as well as managing widgets to create interface layouts (and switch between them).

As such, having GGL support in Plasma (along with SuperKaramba and MacOS X Dashboard) falls directly into the design goals of Plasma.

- A. Seigo


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