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.

avatarpalin

16 years ago

When i loaded Stardock onto my Window$ box that was easy, and it worked.. this is the only app that compares...

Good stuff, i will be telling all my friends of this, even if they don't want to hear it..

.i wont care... i simple wont care...

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grtilkin

16 years ago

when I compile :
"./configure" works without any probs
but the command "make" leave me with this error :
Can't locate object method "path" via package "Autom4te::Request" at /usr/bin/autom4te line 81, line 116.
make: *** [configure] Error 1

even if, before the "./configure" command, I perform this : "make -f Makefile.dist"...same error again
I'm new to Linux, and I really don't know what does it mean

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Yaba

16 years ago

rm -r autom4te.cache/

then run configure.

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grtilkin

16 years ago

I give up ...it really doesn't want to be compile on SuSe 9.1
after rm -r autom4te.cache/
.. aclocal .. autoconf ...
and .. make -f Makefile.dist
and so on ...

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ipv4

16 years ago

Yes, do the following:
# make -f Makefile.dist
# ./configure
# make; make install

If you need further assistance please join the mailing list :)

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lucher

16 years ago

Have a similar problem:

'make -f Makefile.dist' gains:

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

????

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lucher

16 years ago

I also tried to open the kdevelop project file. KDevelop fails without error message. :(

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dekoder

16 years ago

Yo!

Really great job. But two things: how to add separator (if possible) (if not add it to TODO) and a problem. It doesn't always show up, when I get mouse down.It's like up to half of it's height and I have to move mouse for some time to get it unhide.

But it's still great thing and I'm waiting for new versions.

Regards,
Piotr 'dekoder' Rybałtowski

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ipv4

16 years ago

The separator is allways available if you enable the taskbar (you may change its color).
Regarding the other issue I'll have to look into that, but I have never experienced that problem myself.

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dekoder

16 years ago

Yes, but I'd like to add separator beetwean two icons. Maybe something like file with .desktop or whatever name containing type=seperator or anything of your choice. So I'd be possible to group icons.

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bunker

16 years ago

Absolutely wonderful!!!

Great work... i've ever dream something like this!!!

Thank's!!!

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karlandtanya

16 years ago

Still has white blocks on the RHS covering over those icons.

See previous post.

Other than that, kicks butt!

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MMax

16 years ago

It looks like, that works better if you move the mouse pointer from the side to the bottom, than verticaly from up to down.

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MMax

16 years ago

Wooow!

I am Weeerry impresed!!

There's a litle bug, sometimes doesn't come up completely.

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schnoopy

16 years ago

A little hint for you and all those who want to use the CVS tarball; in README.CVS you tell to exec

make -F Makefile.dist

which of course should be

make -f Makefile.dist

But I suppose all those who dare to use the CVS tarball know that...

nice app!

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datoch

16 years ago

Very good work!
Just one suggestion:
It should be great, to have xinerama screen chooser and postion shooser.

br

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zubov

16 years ago

Great little toolbar. Only one thing that it does that I would like to figure out. If you know the answer let us know :)

Sometimes when I point at the toolbar and sometimes when I move off it has this annoying flash. Is there a fix for this.

I tried cvs real quick but it wants a older versoin of automake "(

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smallfry

16 years ago

Hope someone can help me out here. When I run ./configure I get the error: Checking for X... Configure: error Can't find X includes. Please check yout installation and add the correct path! Yes i am new to Linux and have no clue how to fix this. I am tring to learn and don't want to go back to w*&%$#ds.

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BuckeyeFan

16 years ago

I had the same problem as I am new to Linux and got past it put am stuck again. I am using SuSE 9.1 Personal which doesn't include development tools. The RPM I needed to install was called XFree86-devel-4.3.99.902-40.i586.rpm in YaST in SuSE and would be similar but with a different version on other distros. After that i got stuck not having "libz..." so installed libzvt-dev and some other libzvt but that didnt do it so that's where I'm at now. If someone has a doc on what tools us newbs should install that'd be nice and helpful. Thanks.

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lzeit

16 years ago

Most probably you need to install zlib and zlib-devel packages.

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grtilkin

16 years ago

after installing all necessary packages to build RPM (zlibs..) the makefile was successfull.
but when I type the make command this message appears at the prompt :
make
cd . && /bin/sh /home/bea.gr/Documents/Install/dock/kooldock/admin/missing --run autoheader
Can't locate object method "path" via package "Autom4te::Request" at /usr/bin/autom4te line 81, line 116.
autoheader: /usr/bin/autom4te failed with exit status: 1
make: *** [config.h.in] Error 1
I'm new to Linux and please ...running on suse 9.1

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ipv4

16 years ago

First do:
# make -f Makefile.dist

And the rest:
# ./configure; make; make install

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SynTruth

16 years ago


Depending on which distro you are using, make sure you have your XFree86 development package installed, since that is where the X libs reside. It's been awhile since I've used an RPM based distro, but I believe it's named something like xfree-dev-4.*.*.rpm

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Wakko2k

16 years ago

An amazing work !

It is really fast and in 2 days never crashed

better than karamba stuff

I still don't believe that it is so fast... still some minor display bug on 0.1 but waouh... GREAT WORK

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Xavyiy

16 years ago

Is better that objectdock for windows!!! :D

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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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