The folks over at #desklets have been making some progress on their hack for week.
Andreia wrote an SVG to XAML conversion tool that is very handy to import artwork from tools like Inkscape into XAML.
Everaldo did a screencast of a few desklets that the folks have been working on during Hack Week:
Gtk#/Moonlight Desklets in action
Some screenshots, because they look nicer than the YouTube video:
These are of course not as advanced as other desklets systems, this was written only in a couple of days, but we have a few interesting things in them that we think are interesting concepts in general:
$ mopen --host desklets clock $ mopen --host desklets calendar $ mopen --host desklets flickr $ mopen --host desklets picasa
$ mopen --host devel stockapplet
Desklets are of course not a new thing, Google and Yahoo both ship desklet systems. OSX and Vista have widgets and gadgets as well. Gnome has gDesklets, KDE has SuperKaramba.
This is merely our take on the challenge as part of Novell's hack week and it is also a good way of exercising our Moonlight engine, the Gtk# binding, Mono and try to learn something new in the process.
Marek's weather applet
If you have not seen them, you should check out what other folks at Novell are doing during their hack week. There are some videos here. Today it seems to be strongly slanted towards Evolution and panel applets.
Posted on 28 Jun 2007