This has always been a question to have a quality conky installation on your desktop supporting images and other goodies.
To get it, you have to create your own rpm from the latest source.
sudo yum -y install bmpx-devel libXft-devel libXt-devel libXdamage-devel libXext-devel audacious-devel dbus-glib-devel libXNVCtrl-devel curl-devel wireless-tools-devel tolua++-devel
bmpx will not work, however …
Get conky from the home web site. Get my spec file and place to ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/conky.spec
I do not guarantee that the below and the above will work for you. You should watch the console output of everything you type in.
Build and install the rpm:
sudo rpmbuild -ba ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/conky.spec
sudo yum -y localinstall --nogpgcheck ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/conky-1.7.2-1.fc11_alec.x86_64.rpm
As a result, I get something like the below (still under construction but rss, weather and images support is already there):
More configs, scripts and tricks to follow. Beware, conky is very addictive… I will open registration in my blog so that people can post comments and/or ask questions, everybody is welcome.