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Old 12-13-2005, 05:13 AM   #1
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putting dynamic content on desktop


im using mandrake 10 offcial
i dont know if that matters very much
i read somewhere in the forum someone had made
a script to output some data to his desktop
i would be interested how i could do that
myself...im trying to build some weather window so
i know how's outside.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 07:07 AM   #2
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There are desktop applets such as gdesklets and superkaramba that let you do this. Alternatively, you can have a console window embeded into the desktop that allows the output of scripts + apps to be displayed.

What is it you're trying to do - things like the weather app are already available for the mentioned desklets?
 
Old 12-13-2005, 07:11 AM   #3
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something embedded in the desktop like a web page that can be refreshed and run some code at a period of time.
i know i could use those but i want to learn on myself so...
i want to make some small helpful things for me...i accept any suggestions
 
Old 12-13-2005, 07:58 AM   #4
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Most of the applets similar to what you've after have been written in Python, but that's as far as I can go! Don't know about integrating webpages directly into the desktop, usually you'd need to pull in data from an XML reed or similar and then manipulate the data as you see fit. Maybe someone else can come up with some more suggestions
 
Old 12-13-2005, 08:12 AM   #5
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i found that lynx -dump url is good enough to get a web page
dumped ...the text from it i mean
now i would be interested how i could cut from that text only pieces
i need...i could go into stuff like coding something in c++
wich gets main(argc,argv) gets the argv does stuff with strings there
and then outputs what is needed but as im learning bash shell
scripting i understand it should be easier with bash and i think
i should use grep...altough i dont know exactly how.
if you may please give me something to read that will help me

thank you
 
  


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