superkaramba is very easy to use. I have used both gdesklets and superkaramba and I prefer super. It has been out longer, there is a lot of support for it, many cool eye-candy themes. My experiences with gdesklets have been poor. I couldn't get it to compile. I tried to find documentation on the developer's site and found just old links pointing to nothing. It left me with the impression that gdesklets is poorly maintained.
You can get superkaramba to work on just about any distro. If you want transparent desklets you should use the kdesktop engine so it can draw the background correctly.
I do know that soon gdesklets is suppose to be available from Fedora extras repo. which should make installation and upgrades a lot easier.
Wow, I downloaded and compiled adesklets. It actually compiled on the first try -- I think worked well since it has a small list of dependencies unlike the big two kdesklets and gdesklets which require major parts of their core desktop environment. It is probably the best desklet system I have run into on linux so far. There is a modest amount of sensors out there for it. The only problem I ran into was with XFCE4. I had to kill xfdesktop, my desktop engine, since the desktop window was overwriting the desklets making them hidden. I saw on adesklets forum this is one problem with it. I was impressed overall how much easier it was to install over gdesklets. The fact that it can work in the absence of gnome or kde makes it very attractive. We should try to get this one into fedora extras.
Last edited by mbokil; 9th December 2005 at 11:53 AM.