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Provides framework for desktop applets.

Among other things, you can: display system information such as CPU usage, MP3 playing, etc., create custom toolbars, create little games or virtual pets that live on your desktop, and display information such as headlines or the weather from the internet.



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Ted Teah

Verified on

15 August 2005

Leaders and contributors

Christian Meyer Maintainer
Martin Grimme Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Required to buildpygtk 2.4.0 or higher
Required to buildgnome-python 2.6.0 or higher
Required to buildlibrsvg
Required to buildPython 2.3 or higher
Required to buildlibgtop 2.8.0 or higher
Required to buildGConf
Required to buildGConf support for gnome-python (only for versions <= 0.34.3) (extra package gnome-python2-gconf on Redhat Linux)


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