Plasma Widget Tutorial
The KDE wiki has a Getting Started and Hello World tutorial which you can read as well.
Learn By Example
You can learn by example by reading the default widgets located at:
You can fork an existing widget by copying the widget to where the downloaded widgets are installed to:
To properly fork the widget, rename the new folder, then edit the
Id in the
metadata.json file to match the new folder name. You will also want to edit the
Name in the
metadata.json file as well so you can tell it apart from the widget you forked it from. You should delete all the translated
Name[fr] lines as well. Delete the
metadata.desktop if it exists.
plasmawindowed to quickly test the newly forked widget.
cd /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/ mkdir -p ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids cp -r /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.analogclock/ ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/ cd ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/ mv ./org.kde.plasma.analogclock ./com.github.zren.myanalogclock cd ./com.github.zren.myanalogclock sed -i 's/Analog Clock/My Analog Clock/' ./metadata.json sed -i 's/org.kde.plasma.analogclock/com.github.zren.myanalogclock/' ./metadata.json sed -i '/^Name\[/ d' ./metadata.json sed -i '/^Comment\[/ d' ./metadata.json rm ./metadata.desktop plasmawindowed com.github.zren.myanalogclock