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.