Here is a little How to:
Ok here are some simple instructions for installing and using the goodnewsfeed desklet. After you download it and save it in /home/username you are going to want to extract it. Either open your favorite file manager, and right click on the file named goodnewsfeed.... .tar and select extract here. Or, if you prefer the terminal you can type:
Where you see (tab) hit the tab key and it will finish that file name for you.
tar -xvf goodnewsfeed(tab)
Ok, once it is extracted, you will want to keep it in a place where you won't delete it. That is the reason I keep all mine in a folder called .desklets. If you want to make that folder you can type in the terminal: - Note you should be in your home directory for this.
Next lets move this newly extracted folder to the newly created folder. In the terminal we are going to put:
don't forget about the tab key trick.
mv goodnewsfeed(tab) ~/.desklets/
(This step can be skipped it is configuration, or done later.)
Now if you want to configure your desklet with another translation it can be done. You are going to need to search for another Verse of the Day rss feed with the translation you want, I would do this in advance. This is really just an RSS feed desklet, and we are using Bible verses. In the terminal we are going to type:
Next we are going type/paste into a terminal: scroll down to the part where you see this text: 'url': 'http://mybiblescripture.com/rss/bible.php?fmt=daily&trans=KJV'} You are going to have to Search for your own Bible verse of the Day rss feed. Probably if you just search you will find one. Next look for the rss feed button on the web page you found, right click on that link and select copy link location now we are going to plug that link into this line that we have found. We are only going to replace between the ' apostrophes ' without overwriting them. You can modify the other settings as you want, they have to do with size, font color etc. Now we are going to Save and close the geditor.
Now to get adesklets working in GNOME we are going to open the file manager (click on Places - Home) and that will get us where we need to be. Now click on view - show hidden Now look for the folder called .desklets double click it, then double click the folder goodnewsfeeder* look for the file named newsfeed.py double click in and select run. Ok, it is now running, what you can't see it? ?? ?? Where is it? It isn't running - Where did it go? Ok, you can't see it yet, but yes it is running.
Again in the terminal we are going to type
Ahhhh, now you can see it!! It should pop up on the screen. Be patient as it may take a second to get the verse.
Ok, now you want this to pop up everytime you start your wonderfull Ubuntu CE, ok, here we go. In you panel select System - Prefrences - Sessions. Click on the Startup Programs tab. Now click on add and paste this into the window that pops up.
The 'd' will delay it from starting for 25 seconds, this is to ensure that it starts up, without the delay, it doesn't start. You can modify the time if you like to another number other than 25 it is in seconds.
adesklets -d 25 --nautilus
That is it, you have a verse of the day on the screen!