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Writing a KDE4 Pidgin Plasmoid
I really enjoy KDE, but one of the things that bugs me is that there are not many plasmoids available. The code is easy to write, but not many people have taken the time to create new gadgets.
One of the gadgets that I really want is something like the PidginScreenlet, but written for the plasma desktop. I've hacked together the Dbus interface to wait for Pidgin and bind to the events, and a simple Hello World framework for displaying the contacts. Surprisingly, it's starting to take shape. It does display a contact list, but it's still very rough around the edges. It really needs to show groups, have easily configurable settings and resize itself as the number of online contacts change. I don't know much about the plasma controls that are available, and should learn more about them before delving too far in.
Does any skilled programmer want to adopt this project and bring it to fruition? Do I have to write it myself? :)
UPDATE: I published the code on KDE-Look.
No errors, no contacts.
do you know why???
I have added succesfully widget on my desktop, once I click on setting the kde4 plasma is crashing. After few second plasma goes back to normal. So cannot get to the settings.