Re: Widgets

2011/6/22 António Fernandes <antoniojpfernandes gmail com>:
> I found some references to widgets on this
> page: But it
> seems there are no plans to integrate widgets in the Gnome Shell experience.

Extensions are the main entry point for third-parties. I've never seen
people who actually use gadgets like those in the Windows Sidebar,
Lion, etc.

There is an existing system called "Screenlets", and it probably works
in GNOME Shell, so there's no point re-inventing the wheel here.

> Recent gnome-shell design mockups of the activitiies overview show a special
> "workspace" on thee  top of the workspace sidebar to be eventually used for
> a "Finding and Reminding"-related functinonality (this is my interpretations
> from the mockup). Maybe there could be a special "workspace" for widgets too
> (something like Mac OS Lion Dashboard). Just an idea. :)
> 2011/6/22 Nick Glynn <exosyst gmail com>
>> I love the development of the extensions that have been made possible with
>> Gnome Shell and it has me wondering - is there a goal to allow for the
>> development of widget style applications developed with a focus on
>> javascript/HTML in a similar vein to things like Yahoo!'s Widgets or is that
>> not a priority for gnome shell?
>> I apologise if this has been covered/done to death but it only came to my
>> mind after seeing the recent Calculator app from the Elementary team and how
>> great it would be to have something like this given that a start on
>> centralising/auditing extensions on Gnome infrastructure has begun.
>> Regards,
>> Nick
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