Netvibes Widgets for JDK and OSS Search

Netvibes has recently released a very cool update on their Widget API (see Ginger and UWA). It is now possible to create widgets that can be used in iGoogle, Apple Dashboard, Opera, Windows Live, Windows Vista, and of course Netvibes itself. I have just created two widgets for the two search engines Open Source Software and Java Developer Kit (JDK) Documentation which I believe are extremely convenient, but try for yourself!

Try Them

For example, enter Word and click Linux to find open source alternatives for your favorite operating system. The widget remembers what your choice, and the next time you use the search you just have to enter the search term and press enter to search with the same operating system again.

Type concurrent and click 6.0 in the JDK search to find out about the concurrency package in JDK 1.6.0.

Add Them

You can add the engines to Netvibes, iGoogle, Apple Dashboard, Opera, Windows Live, or Windows Vista here:

Are the widgets useful to you? Please tell me!

4 Comments on "Netvibes Widgets for JDK and OSS Search"

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bernie
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Nice widgets! It would be cool though, if you could provide a search button for Java 1.4.2 as well in your JDK documentation widget. You know, some of us are still forced to use it … 😉

Martin Ankerl
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Oh, I completely forgot this one! I have just updated this, 1.4.2 should be available on the next refresh.

børge
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This is cool. I just wish you could use these UWA widgets in Linux with Screenlets (or whatever) too. That would be fantastic!

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