« Projects


  • Q: I'd like to participate. How do I begin?

    • 1

      Desklets run in a protected sandbox and interact with the outside world through Python classes called "Controls".

         — Joe Sapp (sappjw) · 8 years ago
    • 0

      If you'd like to develop a desklet, read up on it at http://gdesklets.de/develbook.
      If you'd like to be more involved in general, you can join the mailing list (http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gdesklets-list), as most development discussion is done there.
      You can grab the source code at https://launchpad.net/gdesklets/0.3x, though it probably isn't necessary unless you need some feature in the core library that hasn't yet been released.

         — Joe Sapp (sappjw) · 8 years ago
    • [X]
      • Tip:

        Talk about diverse kinds of contributions. Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

      • Examples:

        Here's how to download and patch our codes…

        Read about our death-defying mailing list and momentous IRC channel at http://lobstermag.net.

  • Q: Other than writing code, how can I contribute?

  • Q: What's a good bug for a newcomer to tackle?

  • Q: What is a bug or issue with gDesklets that you've been putting off, neglecting, or just plain avoiding?

    • 0
      Adding new text to the internationalization and localization databases

      I don't know much about this issue and how to make certain strings available for translation. An effort is ongoing at https://translations.launchpad.net/gdesklets.

         — Joe Sapp (sappjw) · 8 years ago
    • [X]
      • Examples:

        I don't know how to get started with internationalizing my app.

        Bug 392 about printing was filed five years ago, and I don't even know if printing still works.

        I want help from a C coder writing a Maildir patch for Alpine.

      • Note:

        If this issue was formally filed on the web, be sure to include the URL.

What else do you want to talk about?

About gDesklets


Architecture for desktop applets

from the profile of pcutler

The code is mostly written in Python.

People who want to help (3)

The following people are interested in helping. Send them an email! (tips)

You can use this page to track who has been contacted if you log in. There will be a checkbox next to their name. When you check it, the page will publish today's date and your username.

Volunteer opportunities, etc.

No volunteer opportunities in gDesklets indexed here yet. Add a bug tracker.

There is 1 person who can mentor in gDesklets.

There are 326 people who can mentor in Python, gDesklets's primary language.

You can embed the "I want to help" button on your website. (More about this.)