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Old 8th August 2008, 08:22 AM
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Newbie help

Ok, Im familiar with Python and consider myself an average programmer with Python. I don't know anything else (unless you consider HTML, CSS, etc. programming languages) and I was wondering where a good place to start learning would be. I prefer free online tuturials, but if you know any good books I can buy feel free to post their titles. I'm interested in making simple things that are embedded in to my desktop that are functional and good looking, much like Conky. I'm not sure what language(s) I need to know for that so any help would be really appreciated
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Old 9th August 2008, 04:59 PM
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If you are using KDE (I don't know much about gnome.), there are superkaramba widgets, which are written in python. Here is the main website where you can find a simple tutorial:


Here is the website where people post their superkaramba applets:


There is also plasma, written in C++:


and here are links to plasmoids:


Plasma is for KDE 4+ where superkaramba works for KDE3+. Plasmoids are new. Last time I checked their website there was still nothing about their API. If you want to learn C++ on top of your python I would recommend plasma. But as I said there is not much documentation. You can start with someone else's plasmoid and modify it for your needs.

Superkaramba is also good. I actually learned python by writing a superkaramba applet.
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