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Any good place to get started with Ubuntu desktop based widget development or any plugins based development?

I'm looking for something similar to Yahoo Widgets.

Are there any SDK ( Software Development Kit) for gnome based desktop plugin development?

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migrated from Aug 31 '11 at 10:33

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What exactly do you mean by 'Widget'? – dv3500ea Aug 31 '11 at 10:38
Widget - something thru which i can redirect live feeds, ex wheather updates etc. something like Yahoo Widgets – user7044 Aug 31 '11 at 13:27

There are 2 main 'desktop widget' projects:

  1. gDesklets install gdesklets - development documentation

  2. Screenlets install screenlets - development documentation

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