Of course they closed the gallery. Mentioned several times in the article..
I know... i just put the link to help
Just for "fun", installed a couple of Gadgets that I use in Win7 on the Desktop in Win8 -- and they worked OK!
So, is MS just not supporting new Gadgets for Win8? Or is this a "fluke" that will be "fixed" (so that gadgets will no longer work) in the next version of Win8?
Also, does anyone know if the existing gadgets can be redone to work as Tiles in Win87? Perhaps this will be the future role of Gadgets in Win8?
Yep, Capt. Jack.
I'm still using my Clipboarder Gadget although the Aero on it is a bit odd.
Still, it works fine and I can still download it, even today, but, as you mentioned, that might change as things move to Beta and beyond.
I think gadgets will remain available from devs, and some folks I know would prob not be happy if their gadgets didn't work. As for the appearance, is easy to make a skin that looks like metro tile.