James Williams

Desklets, Java widgets

Tags: Java

Josh Marinacci and Robert Cooper recently released a preview of the Java desklet toolkit, AB5k. A desklet is a Java widget. This is something I've wanted for a while. Despite using a version of my beloved Ubuntu Linux at Google, they never made a timetable for Google Desktop to come to Linux. Now it won't need to. I think this aligns well with Groovy since a desklet can be written in any JVM language. A desklet, a small self-contained component that does a single task well is well suited for the scripty nature of Groovy. Time to port some Apple widgets.