Fun with widgets

I've been having a lot of fun with Rob Cooper and Joshua Marinacci's AB5k Widgets for the World system. It's vaguely like Mac OS X's Dashboard, Vista's Sidebar, and Yahoo's Widgets, except that it works everywhere: OS X, Solaris, Linux, Windows (Vista, XP, 2000, ...). Anywhere Java runs. It also lets you use all the Java APIs: 3D, networking, all of it... Very cool.
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Nice... but don't forget the fast growing Google Gadgets which now run on the Desktop of most OSes (although, not anywhere near as rich an API as Java provides).

Posted by Sam Halliday on April 08, 2007 at 07:49 AM PDT #

FWIW, the co-creator's name is Rob Cooper. "Dan" Cooper was a famous airline hijacker. :-)

Posted by Chris Adamson on April 08, 2007 at 08:03 PM PDT #

Seems like a good opportunity to insert a shameless plug to my own desklet; Magnetic Desklet v0.1

Will be updating it to the new API soon, plus adding more features and better animations (love that timing framework!)

Posted by Augusto Sellhorn on April 09, 2007 at 01:34 AM PDT #

Google Gadgets are Windows and Mac only. No Unix/Linux love.

Posted by James Williams on April 09, 2007 at 04:45 AM PDT #

I \*do\* have just over 200 jumps, but I haven't taken big bags of money with me... yet.

Posted by Robert Cooper on April 11, 2007 at 11:17 AM PDT #

good one

Posted by guest on April 13, 2007 at 03:36 PM PDT #

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