I installed Ubuntu and then installed WDK successfully. I also run simulator. It is running perfectly.
1> I extracted the Video Sample Widget "com.yahoo.widgets.tv.videosample.widget" into your my development directory /devwidgets. (I think this is not done correctly...) 2> I edited widgets.xml file and changed the identifier and the widget name to "Test Sample". When I run simulator Applications→TV Widgets→540 Latest Production, my new widget is not appearing under Dock. I also rebooted Ubuntu system. Still it is not appearing. Please help. I think the problem is in file extraction, Can you please let me know the file structure under /devwidget directory.
That's not a requirement. I have other widgets whose directory doesn't match the id and it works.
Your problem is that you need to change the id (use com.test.mywidget or whatever). The emulator only load a widget for each id. When you change that you have to notice that you have in the dock 2 widgets called video sample. The text you changed in widget.xml is displayed in the properties page but it doesn't affect the snipplet text.