Thursday, January 15, 2009

Google Gadgets for Linux

google-gadgets-for-linux - Google Code
Google Gadgets for Linux provides a platform for running desktop 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. Following Linux norms, this project is open-sourced under the Apache License.

An important area where Google Desktop for Linux is different from its siblings on other operating systems is support for gadgets. Now, the Linux version of Google Gadgets will extend the gadgets platform to Linux users. By enabling cross-platform gadgets, a large library of existing gadgets are immediately available to Linux users. In addition, gadget developers will benefit from a much larger potential user base without having to learn a new API.

.. and guess what. The WSO2 Mashup Server allows you to write gadgets for your mashups and host them in it. With this application, you can have those gadgets on your desktop. How cool is that?