Non-C++ Apps in KDE Main Modules (Was: Guidance in KDE Admin)

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sun Mar 30 21:06:20 CEST 2008

On Sunday 30 March 2008, Jim Bublitz wrote:
> specifically named .so lib). KDE3 Panel applets and extensions allowed
> that.

for accuracy's sake: there was a 3rd party kicker applet that came, went, came 
back again and.. not sure where it ended up .. but it loaded python scripts 
that would run as applets. =) it wasn't widely distributed or used, wasn't 
part of the core, and iirc was a wee bit of a hack in how it accomplished it 
(kicker wasn't overly scripting friendly by default). panel extensions and 
other kicker plugins were not similarly python enabled, however.

> haven't looked at kross much yet, and maybe that will solve some of the 
> problems, 

kross came out of the koffice project's work on providing such scripting 

> problems, but some people would like to write plasmoids or ioslaves or

plasma already has this kind of support for widgets, containments, engines and 
runners. any language for which a ScriptEngine exists is supported. currently 
that's ECMAScript (via QScript), html/css/javascript (via webkit) and python 
(hopefully ruby as well, once the threading crash gets worked out).

Aaron J. Seigo
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