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Alternative To: Apple Dashboard, Yahoo! Widgets

Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python, a very simple object-oriented programming-language) that can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, ... the possibilities are endless. The goal of the Screenlets base-class(es) is to simplify the creation of fully themeable mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and eye-candy of the modern Linux-desktop.

Screenlets can be used together with compiz' widget-plugin to create a Dashboard-like feature as seen on OSX tiger.
Interface: Graphical (Gtk)
Associated Programs
compiz OpenGL window and compositing manager
Evolution groupware suite with mail client and organizer
Firefox Web browser based on Firefox - Transitional package
gnome-keyring GNOME keyring services (daemon and tools)
gnome-orca Scriptable screen reader
iceweasel Web browser based on Firefox - Transitional package
metacity lightweight GTK+ window manager
Python interactive high-level object-oriented language (default version)
python-evolution Python bindings for the evolution libraries
python-feedparser Universal Feed Parser for Python
python-gmenu GNOME implementation of the freedesktop menu specification
python-gnome2-desktop Python bindings for the GNOME desktop environment
python-gnome2-extras Python bindings for the GNOME desktop environment
python-gnomekeyring Python bindings for the GNOME keyring library
python-gtkmozembed Python bindings for the GtkMozEmbed Gecko library
python-imaging Python Imaging Library
Tomboy desktop note taking program using Wiki style links
xcompmgr X composition manager
xfconf utilities for managing settings in Xfce
xfwm4 window manager of the Xfce project
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 0.1.2-8 0.1.2-8
testing 0.1.2-8 0.1.2-8
sid 0.1.2-8 0.1.2-8

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
precise 0.1.6-0ubuntu1 0.1.6-0ubuntu1
saucy 0.1.6-0ubuntu2 0.1.6-0ubuntu2
trusty 0.1.6-0ubuntu2 0.1.6-0ubuntu2

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