This plugin has been deprecated. Google Desktop has been discontinued, see

With this plugin, you can monitor your Hudson server from the comfort of your Google Desktop.

A Google Desktop gadget for viewing Hudson project statuses.  In the options section, simply add the Hudson server url and the job names will be auto-discovered.

This gadget uses the Hudson remote api calls, so should work against Hudson v1.92 and later.


Download the gadget package file from

On a windows system, simply double-click the downloaded file to have it register itself with Google Desktop.

Release Notes for 1.0



Release Notes for 0.9.5


Release Notes for 0.9.0

New Features

Initial Release

Known Issues

On the options pane, to change the Hudson URL, you have to select the existing url, then type the new URL. Otherwise, google desktop will think you are clicking the link and will launch a browser to the existing address.

Creating new functionality

Download the Google Desktop SDK,
Under /api/tools, launch the designer_en application.
From the designer, open the project by pointing it at the google-desktop-gadget, "gadget.gmanifest" file.

For a quick tutorial of how to modify desktop gadgets, look here:

Future Ideas

  1. Add in status of all slave nodes as a colored buttons (as an display option), so we know if distributed builds are not stuck in the queue if a slave is down/disconnected.
  2. Mavenize the project so special steps are not required to create the gadget bundle, version, deploy, etc. (The .gg packaging is just a zip format)