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Google Gadgets for Linux

Google Gadgets for Linux provides a platform for running Google Gadgets under Linux, catering to the unique needs of Linux users. It's compatible with the gadgets written for Google Desktop for Windows as well as the Universal Gadgets on iGoogle. There are 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 it has hosts written for GTK+ and Qt, with the GTK+ host offering a sidebar similiar to that of Google Desktop for Windows.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Jan 2010 10:34

    Release Notes: This version mainly fixed some serious compatibility issues when compiling against the latest gtk+ and xulrunner libraries and with the latest GCC compiler.

    •  01 Jun 2009 15:46

      Release Notes: Many reported issues have been fixed, including: 132, 151, 190, 244, 265, 276, 280, 284, 285, 286, 294, 297, 300, 306, etc. Performance has been improved dramatically. Memory consumption has been reduced notably. A new script runtime based on WebKit?/JavaScriptCore? has been added. A new browser element based on WebKit?/Gtk has been added. A new XML HTTP request extension based on libsoup has been added. A new flash element based on the browser element has been added (mainly used with the webkit browser element). A French translation has been added.

      •  08 Jan 2009 14:35

        Release Notes: Some nasty bugs found in 0.10.4 have been fixed. An about dialog for both GTK and Qt hosts has been added. A Doxyfile is included in the source package, which is used for generating an API reference document with doxygen. A fully static build is supported.

        •  16 Dec 2008 11:53

          Release Notes: Performance and memory consumption have been optimized dramatically. Flash support has been improved. Many bugs have been fixed. More gadgets are supported, such as the new YouTube gadget.

          •  07 Nov 2008 18:35

            Release Notes: This release has major bugfixes and feature enhancements. Most features introduced in Google Desktop 5.8 are supported. cmake build scripts are included in the source package. All users are encouraged to upgrade.


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