This is a widget originally developed in by J. Löf. Originally added to the GNOME CVS repository in 1999, it was used for a few projects shortly after its release. Since then, there have only been minor releases. The successive maintainer, Xavier Ordoquy was occupied with other Free Software packages and did not have time to maintain the codebase or build. Thus, there has not been a release since version 1.99 in May of 2003. In 2006, contrary to the advice of many folks who felt the project would be better left for dead, C.J. Adams-Collier took over the role of maintainer of the package.