Screenlets is the name of both a set of independently-developed widget applications and the widget engine which runs them. The engine runs primarily on X11-based compositing window managers, most notably with Compiz on Linux.
Until 0.0.14, screenlets were exclusively scripted in Python
and drawn in SVG
. Afterward, support was added for web widgets
(widgets which are written in HTML
, similar to widgets for Apple Inc.
). The engine also supports Google Gadgets