I dusted off submitted bugs for gdesklets. Boy, I feel lazy to check out most of them especially after the desktop computer went off and it took a month to get a new motherboard under warranty. After rereading bug #187516 , it turned out to be an upstream issue. Good thing workaround are already published and it is time to update that package including patch. Other bugs like #197122 and #197799 are pratically fixed as well. Unfortunately, this mail report managed to crash the fun so fixed packages will have to wait.