March 20, 2006 SuperKaramba 0.39 is out! Get it!
The 0.37 release notes still apply to this release. There were mostly bugfixes in the this release as we worked on the KDE 3.5.2 development.
Any bugs that are found should be reported to
We have no ability to maintain until Adam's return. Anyone seeking themes should refer to

What is SuperKaramba?

SuperKaramba is, in simple terms, a tool that allows you to easily create interactive eye-candy on your KDE desktop. Currently, only linux is officially supported.

How does it work?

Theme writers create themes, or text files that define their widget. Then, they can optionally add python scripting to make their widget interactive. The possibilities are endless!

Here are just some examples of the things that can be done:

  • Display system information such as CPU Usage, MP3 playing, etc.
  • Create cool custom toolbars that work any way imaginable
  • Create little games or virtual pets that live on your desktop
  • Display information from the internet, such as weather and headlines

The possibilities really are endless!


  • XMMS Bar, a theme that allows you to easy control playing MP3s
  • TuxBar, a cool toolbar that has a effect sort of like the dock in MacOSX
  • Station V, a useless, but cool piece of eye candy

Useful Links:

Quick Links

Project hosted by: Logo
Primary Author:
 Adam Geitgey <>
Original Karamba Author:
 Hans Karlsson <>
License: GPL