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FillYourBrain
10-01-2008, 10:04 AM
I'm sure some of you have google gadgets set up. Has anyone attempted a cboard google gadget?

SlyMaelstrom
10-01-2008, 10:11 AM
What would you expect from a cboard gadget other than the RSS feed? I supposed you can have a tabbed gadget that shows the RSS feed for each individual forum, but I haven't heard of anyone working on this. I'm sure there are tabbed RSS readers in Google Gadgets that provide this functionality.

FillYourBrain
10-01-2008, 10:23 AM
dunno. Just my random thought for the day.

FillYourBrain
10-01-2008, 10:30 AM
well that was easy. Didn't actually know we had an RSS feed set up on here. Nice

SlyMaelstrom
10-01-2008, 10:38 AM
well that was easy. Didn't actually know we had an RSS feed set up on here. NiceYep... now get yourself a good reader and set it up as you wish.

Here is some food for thought... I would like to see a desktop gadget (perhaps like a Vista sidebar gadget) or even a web-based gadget that can read forums like this, look for code tags... do some basic parsing of the code in between the tags and decide if it is compilable code. Then, wrap the code tags in an extra layer that gives the viewer the option to compile the code in the tags using a compiler that the user defined when setting up the gadget. I suppose the compiler could be either local or web-based.

So basically if I wrote this:
#include <iostream>

int main(void) {
std::cout << "Hello World";
return 0;
}It would identify that it is a complete program and give me the option to compile. Perhaps with a little blue "Compile this code" link in the top right of the code box. Obviously, there are a million complications in plain sight, but it'd be interesting to see how far someone could get with this.

FillYourBrain
10-01-2008, 10:44 AM
That would be possible with the RSS data... but I wonder if that wouldn't make compilation and execution too quick. Meaning that you might not inspect for malicious code before running.

twomers
10-01-2008, 10:55 AM
Good luck with that one, Sly.

SlyMaelstrom
10-01-2008, 10:59 AM
Good luck with that one, Sly.Feh... if I was going to do it, I wouldn't be trying to sell the idea to all of you. No, no... I'd say I'm far too lazy to take on that one.


That would be possible with the RSS data... but I wonder if that wouldn't make compilation and execution too quick. Meaning that you might not inspect for malicious code before running.I'd say malicious code is just one of the millions of problems. However, I don't see the idea as impossible by any means... you just have to take it one obstacle at a time. Anyway, I guess that's the only unique feature I could see coming out of a programming forum gadget.

FillYourBrain
10-01-2008, 11:02 AM
There's something that's not so great about just using an rss reader gadget though. The interface I usually use to the cboard world is the "new posts" link. You get a good visual on the one's you haven't visited since last update. That's the sort of gadget that would make the most sense.

SlyMaelstrom
10-01-2008, 11:07 AM
There's something thats so great about just using an rss reader gadget though. The interface I usually use to the cboard world is the "new posts" link. You get a good visual on the one's you haven't visited since last update. That's the sort of gadget that would make the most sense.Now you're talking about a gadget that is capable of authenticating itself as a specific user rather than just an RSS feed from the site. I guess that's a good idea, but you may get conflict between trying to sign in through your browser and keeping the gadget active. The gadget would have to manage its own cookie.

FillYourBrain
10-01-2008, 11:09 AM
yep. Truthfully I was just asking if anyone had done anything like that. I have no real motivation to work on it myself. :)