As huge cricket fan, I wanted to have easy access to cricket scores, right at gnome-panel on Ubuntu OS, the way I see date/time. I searched for it on Internet but could not find. So I decided to write my own a gnome-applet which will show latest score at gnome-panel.
I modified this applet
to show cricket score. Originally it was meant to show battery power.
Cricket score applet is written in python using my latest python skills
which makes use of rediff scores
This applet can be downloaded from here
. It contains install.sh script copies the files to the necessary locations to make it show up in the applets list. You have to restart gnome display manager either by re-logging in or with this command:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
This is my first contribution to wonderful Linux world, hence you might find bugs. Please feel free to contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
: Few of interesting user requested me to put details step how to install this utility, here you go:
Download cricscore.tar.gz and navigate to that folder and run following commands, (in my case the folder “~/downloads”) and run following commands,
sachin@sachin-laptop:~/downloads$ tar xzf cricscore.tar.gz
sachin@sachin-laptop:~/downloads$ cd cricscore/
cricketscore.py cricketscore.server install.sh
sachin@sachin-laptop:~/downloads/cricscore$ sudo ./install.sh
[sudo] password for sachin:
This step will logout, make sure you save all your work.
sachin@sachin-laptop:~/downloads/cricscore$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
After re-login, Right click in an empty space on your gnome panel and select Add to Panel from the menu that appears. A small window pops open, which displays the panel applets that are installed. Find “Cricket Score Applet” in the list, click Add, and then click Close. A new icon appears on the panel.[update]
hosted this utility at sourceforge