KoolDock

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

A kool dock for KDE. It attemps to resemble the Mac OSX dock. Check out the screenshots.


Features:

App Launcher.
On Screen text display (over icons).
Drag&Drop app list.
Auto-Hide.
Nice hide-show animation.
Transparency.
Xinerama support.
Others.

Check out the CVS:
http://ktown.kde.cl/kooldock/download.php

Join our Mailing-List:
http://ktown.kde.cl/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/kooldock-devel

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VIDEO: KoolDock 0.1 in action!!
http://ktown.kde.cl/kooldock/kooldock.avi
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UPDATE:
If you experience problems compiling KoolDock please do the following:
# make -f Makefile.dist
# ./configure
# make; make install

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IMPORTANT:
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A weekly CVS based Debian Unstable (SID) package is now generated at :
http://intranet.harlaut.net/debian/
This is an unofficial package provided by a KoolDock user (by mike at harlaut dot net)... Thanks.
Last changelog:

16 years ago

KoolDock 0.3:
- Added: Translation support (i18n): Spanish (complete), Swedish (complete), Polish (not fully up to date).
- Added: Mouse Wheel over Dock now switches Desktop.
- Added: Launcher icons can now be sorted through Launcher List.
- Added: Move to Desktop/Go To Desktop (Taskbar/Nav. Bar).
- Added: New option to Nav. Bar: Task List.
- Added: Theme support for KoolDock Background (5 themes).
- Added: Run launcher as different user.
- Added: It is now possible to tell KoolDock to manage all windows or those in the present Desktop.
- Added: Active window icon is now highlighted.
- Improved: Xinerama Support (user configurable screen resolution).
- Updated: About dialog information.
- Patches: Text Shadow Patch (thanks to William Ekholm).
- Fixed: KMenu and mousemove event: sigsegv (thanks to Jared Grubb).
- Fixed: Minor fixes and Optimizations.
- Experimental: Systray Support (do not use it unless you want to help us with this).

KoolDock 0.2
- Fixed separator issue, now it is drawed only when necessary.
- Fixed configuration - separator issue (now it is not disabled).
- Fixed setupdialog and appdialog resizing.
- Xinerama support (in preferences).
- Navigation Menu + clock (available through KoolDock menu).
- Screenshot of minimized windows (only through KoolDock menu).
- Added "Hide on click" (Hide KoolDock after clicking on an icon).
- Added "Show after"; how long the mouse must be at bottom of the
screen before showing the dock.
- Added "Run from Terminal" and "Keep Terminal Open" in the add
launcher dialog (useful for console applications, e.g: top, vim).
- Rewrote "Ignore List"; now it is possible to grab windows names.
- Proper tooltips in the "Preference Dialog"
- Optimization to the background drawing rutine.
- Major code clean-up (still needs more).
- Minor fixes.

p0tatis

16 years ago

go and vote for http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21075 and maybe this will be included in kde..

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Maillequeule

16 years ago

a Debian Unstable (SID) package of KoolDock 0.2 is available here :

http://intranet.harlaut.net/debian/

Feel free to send me comments or remarks and to mirror it.

Mike

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djworld

16 years ago

An RPM package for Mandrake 10.0 is available here:
http://ktown.kde.cl/kooldock/dist/kooldock-0.2-2mdk.i586.rpm

There are packages available for other distributions, such as Debian, Slackware and Gentoo ebuilds, here:
http://ktown.kde.cl/kooldock/download.php

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MMax

16 years ago

It would be great to add option "run as a sifferent user"

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ipv4

16 years ago

Done (cvs).

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piranha2001

16 years ago

Rightclick on icon > Edit Item > Under Tab "program" (don't know if this is the exact name of the tab in english) > "extended options" (the same problem as before) > choose "run as different user"

So, what was your problem again? ;-)

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peppelorum

16 years ago

Really nice application, unlike all the other mac-os-taskbar-copies this actually scales the images without killing my computer (Athlon 2500+, Matrox G550, 1GB RAM), the scaling works just fine.

One small thing though, I use Xinerama (two screens with different resolution) and when I start kooldock I can just see half of it. If I then enable "Xinerama support" it disappears with the message "kooldock: Installing crash handler"

If you want any more specific debugging just say the word, wave a hand or something;-)

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ipv4

16 years ago

Yes, thats not an error, but a feature :)
KoolDock should now appear centered on your left/primary monitor (as if you only have one monitor).

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peppelorum

16 years ago

My left monitor has a lower resolution than my right one, can this have something to do with it? Cause I can't see Kooldock at all when I enable the feature, is this because it believes that my right monitor is bigger than it actually is(kooldock locates itself in the wrong position)?

My primary monitor is the one to the right so it would be nice if you could choose which one it should appear on. If you check out Kcontrol->Peripherals->Display you can choose which monitor you want to be your primary, you can also see what resolution the two displays are running at, would be nice if this controlled where and how Kooldock would appear.

Thanks again for a nice app, hope to see this "feature" get even better;-)

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radiz

16 years ago

I think that we should rewrite the xinerama workaround

It's too basic and don't works well with different resolutions.

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ipv4

16 years ago

Yes we should, I never thought of the possibility of two different resolutions :S

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slith76

16 years ago

wow!,wow!
super fast animation
good work!!

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rockybalboaz1

16 years ago

This is cool. The best replacement for the kicker yet. Can you tell me what setting might be altered to make the dock wider? I realize it expands with more icons. I'd like to make the arc a little flatter. This thing is pretty good.
Thanx for a cool way to clean up my desktop.
Ean

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motor98

16 years ago

thanks for your superb job. but I just got this error on fedora core 2.

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lselinux
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [kooldock] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/test1/tmp/kooldock/kooldock'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/test1/tmp/kooldock'
make: *** [all] Error 2

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ipv4

16 years ago

You are missing a shared library, check this:
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=121764

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motor98

16 years ago

thanks a lot. problem solved.

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MadKAT2

16 years ago

Would this (hopefully) run on KDE 3.1?

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lucher

16 years ago

1st: the separator is moving if I move the mouse over some icons. That makes sense since the dock width varies depending on the current number of zoomed icons. But why does the separator move even if the icons next to it remain statically?

2nd:
If I use kooldock to minimize/maximize windows everything works fine. But: If I use the 'minimize' button of the window manager then there is no thumbnail view of the window. (no notification if it is minimized or not at all) Moreover, after doing that, only the half of kooldock will be shown - ???? - Kooldock is only usable again when I restore the window settings of the minimized window. (I think somebody else already mentioned this)

3rd: Please: Give me an option 'show windows of current desktop only' In the 'Show windows on all desktops' mode you should also show the desktop where this window is on.

Regards

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standsolid

16 years ago

wow -- in that video KDE / KoolDock was running blazingly fast. i'm a bit jealous

May I ask --

What hardware do you have on that machine?

and I see you're using Debian (wlalpaper), what version/fork of debian are you using?

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radiz

16 years ago

That was my machine
It's a Athlon XP 2200+
512 MB DDR

And I'm using debian sid/experimental
also, I found that wallpaper at themedepot.org

Regards.

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tigershark

16 years ago

I thought it looked kind of sluggish in the video. I am running on a P4 3.06ghz with hyperthreading, 1gb ddr RAM. My kooldock takes up most (90%) of my screen, and I can fly across it with the mouse, and it is really smooth.
Very good work!!!

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laserbrain

16 years ago

Hi There,

your tool looks great. I must have it but there is one problem. Doing a make brings this error:

Can't locate object method "path" via package "Autom4te::Request" at /usr/bin/autom4te line 81, line 116.
make: *** [configure] Fehler 1

Do you know any help?

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Yaba

16 years ago

Go some postings back and do not ask already solved questions ;-)

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oisch

16 years ago

I just tried kooldock after I have been messing around with kxdocker, which has some good ideas, but is far from stable, whereas kooldock is much less beta.
The only thing missing is a plugin interface (like kxdocker agein :) ), but I see that's already on your TODO.

Continue the great work!

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Yaba

16 years ago

What are the latest changes? I see this updated and updated again, but the version is still the same, no updates in the changelog...

So, what are you updating? (Just to keep people from thinking that you are just updating it to stay on the front page)

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16 years ago

KoolDock 0.3:
- Added: Translation support (i18n): Spanish (complete), Swedish (complete), Polish (not fully up to date).
- Added: Mouse Wheel over Dock now switches Desktop.
- Added: Launcher icons can now be sorted through Launcher List.
- Added: Move to Desktop/Go To Desktop (Taskbar/Nav. Bar).
- Added: New option to Nav. Bar: Task List.
- Added: Theme support for KoolDock Background (5 themes).
- Added: Run launcher as different user.
- Added: It is now possible to tell KoolDock to manage all windows or those in the present Desktop.
- Added: Active window icon is now highlighted.
- Improved: Xinerama Support (user configurable screen resolution).
- Updated: About dialog information.
- Patches: Text Shadow Patch (thanks to William Ekholm).
- Fixed: KMenu and mousemove event: sigsegv (thanks to Jared Grubb).
- Fixed: Minor fixes and Optimizations.
- Experimental: Systray Support (do not use it unless you want to help us with this).

KoolDock 0.2
- Fixed separator issue, now it is drawed only when necessary.
- Fixed configuration - separator issue (now it is not disabled).
- Fixed setupdialog and appdialog resizing.
- Xinerama support (in preferences).
- Navigation Menu + clock (available through KoolDock menu).
- Screenshot of minimized windows (only through KoolDock menu).
- Added "Hide on click" (Hide KoolDock after clicking on an icon).
- Added "Show after"; how long the mouse must be at bottom of the
screen before showing the dock.
- Added "Run from Terminal" and "Keep Terminal Open" in the add
launcher dialog (useful for console applications, e.g: top, vim).
- Rewrote "Ignore List"; now it is possible to grab windows names.
- Proper tooltips in the "Preference Dialog"
- Optimization to the background drawing rutine.
- Major code clean-up (still needs more).
- Minor fixes.

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