Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There were two main problems with the Lancelot Part applet.
The first was the name. The name, although it does represent what the applet is technically, it doesn’t really say what the applet is meant for and what it does.
So, it is problematic when you see it in the applet browser, and it isn’t any better to see it when you drag and drop a folder onto the desktop and get the options to show it in the “Folder View” or “Lancelot Part”.
The second problem was that a lot of users thought that Lancelot Part does nothing (aka doesn’t work) because when you add it by using the widgets browser, it is just an empty applet. (nobody really bothers reading the instructions these days).
Now, you can use the configuration dialogue to choose what you want to be shown in the applet.