Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hudson Status Google Gadget on Linux

Google has just announced gadget support for the linux version of Google Desktop. This is exciting news for me as that means the Hudson Status gadget is now cross-platform. For all you developers out there that rely on Hudson, this means you don't have to visit your Hudson site or check your email or your feed reader to get the latest job statuses.

The dots are right there on your desktop!

For you existing users out there, make sure you upgrade to the newest gadget version, which has some important bug fixes. More information about the latest release, v0.9.5, can be found on the Hudson wiki.

3 comments:

Ronnie76er said...

Beautiful...

jlorenzen said...

i just spent the last couple of hours trying to get it to work on ubuntu 7.10 with no dice.

Jeff Black said...

I don't have ubuntu 7.10 to test with, but I did try it with ubuntu 8.04. I got to the point where the gadget sidebar was working, but the built in gadget browser did not find the Hudson gadget. If anyone has any knowledge to why this is let me know (or the steps to manually install a plugin via a directory drop, etc).

Since the linux version of gadgets is not yet distributed in a binary form, you have to build it yourself. I follow the instructions here. And note that the latest version of the project to pull is now: google-gadgets-for-linux-0.9.3.tar.gz