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Currently, I'm using conky to display a big clock and that helps me a lot. Now, I am thinking it would be really cool if I can get the schedule and task list from Gmail and display them beautifully on conky. Is there anyone who develops such scripts or knows where to get one of those?

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try at deviantart, or gnome look sites. –  Uri Herrera May 15 '11 at 6:43
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There is a script to get it working on Ubuntu Forums.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:conky-companions/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install conkygooglecalendar

Add to your .conkyrc:

${execpi 1800 conkyGoogleCalendar --username=yourname@gmail.com --password=yourpassword --daysahead=30 --dateformat="%a %d %b, %y" --requestCalendarNames="MyCalendar1;MyCalendar2" --template=~/scripts/conkyGoogleCalendar.template}

Replace MyCalendar1 and MyCalendar2 with the name of your Calendar/Tasks. Create a template, in this case there is a template in ~/scripts/ named conkyGoogleCalendar.template. Example of this template:

${color4}${font Ubuntusize=10}Event: ${font Ubuntu:bold:size=10} ${color3}[title]

${color2}${font Ubuntu:size=8}Start:$font ${color1}[starttime]

${color2}${font Ubuntu:size=8}End:$font ${color1}[endtime]

${color2}${font Ubuntu:size=8}Description:$font ${color1}[description]

${color2}${font Ubuntu:size=8}Place:$font ${color1}[location]

You can take a look at the "Conky companions" here.

There is a README file within the package with clear instructions.

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Beautiful! Thanks Korcia! –  Argusvision Nov 7 '11 at 16:53
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