Friday, June 18th, 2010 at
Today Google announced GoogleCL which is a tool designed to bring some of the Google services to the command line.
For most people using Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) or newer, installation should be very simple:
- sudo apt-get install python-gdata
- [download .deb package]
- sudo dpkg -i googlecl*.deb
Here are some example scripts:
- google calendar add "Dinner party with George today at 6pm" # add event to calendar
- google calendar today # List events for today only.
- google calendar list --date 2010-06-01,2010-06-30 # List events.
- google calendar delete --title "Dinner party with George" # Delete an event.
- google contacts add "J. Random Hacker, firstname.lastname@example.org"
- google contacts list name,email --title "J. Random Hacker"
- google contacts delete --title "J. Random Hacker"
The possibilities of GoogleCL are definitely going to expand, and I can already think of some useful ways to incorporate these into some scripts of mine.
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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 at
Google has announced that along with the recent release of the Google Desktop for Linux, you can now download the Google Gadgets for Linux.
About Google Gadgets for Linux
Google Gadgets for Linux provides a platform for running desktop gadgets under Linux, catering to the unique needs of Linux users. We are compatible with the gadgets written for Google Desktop for Windows as well as the Universal Gadgets on iGoogle. Following Linux norms, this project will be open-sourced, under the Apache License.
The Windows and Mac versions of Google Desktop has provided gadget hosting functionality on Windows and Mac for a while now and the Linux version of Google Gadgets will extend this platform to Linux users. By enabling cross-platform gadgets, a large library of existing gadgets are immediately available to Linux users. In addition, gadget developers will benefit from a much larger potential user base without having to learn a new API.
There’s two main components to the application: one is a common gadget library responsible for running and presenting a gadget, and the other is a host program that allows the user to choose gadgets and run them on the desktop. Currently we have hosts written for GTK+ and QT, with the GTK+ host offering a sidebar similiar to that of Google Desktop for Windows.
Download Google Gadgets for Linux
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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 at
Andrew Min has a nice article describing how to make Kontact work with Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Reader for all of you KDE users out there.
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