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I made a widget for myself so that I can get my favorite comic strips on the desktop. It turned out pretty nice so I decided to package it and upload it to devel.

The widget currently shows xkcd, Dilbert and Sinfest comics.

Not many features really. simple next/previous strip, switch comic, scroll down/up on widgets that are tall, and link to view the current comic strip in the browser.

At this moment I've only tested the current release on my own N900, so I'm interested to see if it works properly for others. It's available in (WARNING: Here be dragons!) extras-devel.

If you are likely to use the application, but feel it's missing your favorite comic, feel free to suggest it, and I'll see what I can do.

Bug reports and feature requests are also welcome.

known issues
  • widget will become invisible after reboot (remove and add widget to fix after reboot)
  • updating to the latest comic for the first time, or after a long pause in usage can take a long time

planned features
  • moar comics!
  • background preloading of comics near the current one, to speed up browsing
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Looking good! Thanks for making this public. It works fine here.

Consider adding www.phdcomics.com too.
 

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Sounds great. How about Doonesbury, classic Peanuts, Zippy the Pinhead, Bloom County or anything else by Berk Breathed? Thanks!
 
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This is really awesome! But I felt that it was a bit too small for my liking.
Is it possible to make a bigger version? (my eyes aren't so good...)
 
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I was thinking the same thing about size. Or make the widget size adjustable somehow?
 
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Great!

You should consider my favourite: http://www.wulffmorgenthaler.com

 
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Great great Idea! I'm testing!
 
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Originally Posted by nex View Post
Looking good! Thanks for making this public. It works fine here.

Consider adding www.phdcomics.com too.
Yes, it's nicely indexed, so no problem to add that one.


Originally Posted by RockCreek1 View Post
Sounds great. How about Doonesbury, classic Peanuts, Zippy the Pinhead, Bloom County or anything else by Berk Breathed? Thanks!
Could I have the url's to these, so I can check them out?


Originally Posted by jakiman View Post
This is really awesome! But I felt that it was a bit too small for my liking.
Is it possible to make a bigger version? (my eyes aren't so good...)
Yes, I was actually planning to have a few sizes available when I get around to configuring user settings.


Originally Posted by W0uter View Post
Great!

You should consider my favourite: http://www.wulffmorgenthaler.com

Also one of my favorites. I need to have a completely different approach to index it though, since it does not have a continuous id chain, as the others do (either by a simple id or date). The hashed id's are more work. But as I said, wulff is one of my favorites, but it might take a while before I get it implemented.


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Thank you all for the suggestions. Adding some more comics and I think the possibility to enable and disable comics will be the next features I add, after I get the annoying disappearing widget problem fixed. (Btw to find the invisible widget and remove it, modify the desktop where it was and you'll see the [x] in the top right and the [wrench] in the bottom left)

Keep the suggestions coming.
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I'll check it out. Please consider the following:

http://comics.com/frazz/
http://comics.com/off_the_mark/
http://comics.com/get_fuzzy/
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