Posted by: Anonymous
on September 01, 2008 12:12 AM
As for the fact that only one plasmoid is available for installationg from the "Ad Widgets" -> "From Internet..." dialog, that is because no-one is uploading scripted plasmoids to KDE-look yet, all of the official KDE developers are putting their plasmoids into the default set or "kdeplasma-addons", which should be available as a package for your distro, it is on Kubuntu, and contains an RSS reader.
Right now though there's not much documentation on scripting plasmoids (only C++ instructioncs so far, and python bindings aren't working properly in 4.1), but when this is fixed there illprobably be many more available.
A problem I can think of is that installing from KDE-look might install programs you can't run (due to not having Python/Ruby installed or not having the KDE bindings for these languages), so I'm hoping there will be a little "Python + PyKDE required for this plasmoid" in the dialog if you don't have it installed.