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Google gadgets – baaaaa

Well i installed it I had to compile from source and i made some x86 and 64 bit deb packages with checkinstall while I was at it!! if any one wants a deb version just ask!!

Well for one thing i noticed the gtk version is better than the KDE version!! why?!!

And for linux i wouldnt waste your time its piss poor sorry google!!
But is meant to be cross platform! half the plugins dont work!!!

Id say install kde4 and use the widgets with that + with the widgets you can use mac osx widgets!

I found a couple of widgets that worked ok but it aint worth it! nice idea like???!!?

Google gadgets on debian

Google Gadgets is an open-source application which allows you to beautify your desktop using the huge number of useful gadgets Google provides. The project is still in development, so there is possible to have several bugs, but nevertheless, it works.

In order to compile and install Google Gadgets, first install the necessary development packages:

apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libtool
apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libdbus-1-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev libgtk2.0-dev libmozjs-dev libqt4-dev libqt4-opengl-dev librsvg2-dev libxml2-dev libxul-dev xulrunner

Next, download the source from the project’s website. Uncompress it, change the current working directory to google-gadgets-for-linux-0.10.2 (or whatever version you have) and do the usual:

./configure
make
make install

make install as root. Google Gadgets should be built with both GTK and Qt interface, and to run it use ggl-qt for Qt or ggl-gtk for GTK.