Adesklets

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adesklets is an interactive imlib2 console for the X Window system. It provides to scripted languages a clean and simple way to write great looking, mildly interactive desktop integrated graphic applets (aka "desklets"). Existing desklets feature weather viewers, system monitoring

This is an easy install. The main dependencies are xorg-devel and imlib2

Download adesklets from http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/adesklets/adesklets-0.6.1.tar.bz2?download

  tar xvfj adesklets-0.6.1.tar.bz2 
  cd adesklets-0.4.10
  ./configure
  make
  su
  <password>
  make install

When installing new desklets online, you have a few choices. You can either find a tarball, extract it and run ./whateverscript.py inside it, or you can use the graphical install browser that comes with version 0.5.1 and later by running

   adesklets_installer

This will launch an ncurses-based installer that first downloads a list of new desklets (be patient) and installs it into ~/.desklets/deskletname where you can cd and run ./whateverscript.py.


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