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. This is improved koolDock v0.3 (which is base on ksmoothdock 2.1), which isn't my program, but it isn't officailly developed for about two years.

Features:

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

If you experience problems compiling KoolDock please do the following:
#
# make -f Makefile.cvs
# ./configure
# make; make install

IMPORTANT: For GNOME users - if you experience problems with launchers (can't open and edit), you probably don't have KDEbase istalled. Installing this package should solve this problems.

IMPORTANT: If you have something wrong in settings, and kooldock don't appear, you can run
# kooldock -o
to have preferences window at start.

If you have any problems or bugs with kooldock, you can post information about it in comments or send it to bisiek op.pl (after bisiek insert 'at' symbol).

I prepare only source and I probably can't help with packgages made by other people.

If configure script fails while checking X server, you probably need to install the xlibs-dev package. If it won't help try these: build-essensial libqt3-mt-dev libqt3-compat-header kdelibs4-dev kdebase-dev. Thanks to Mrmonday for the solution.

SVN repository checkout:
svn co https://kooldock.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/kooldock kooldock


I can't continue developing Kooldock - I won't stop working on it, but that work will much slower than now. If you want to help - I will help you to understand the code.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

23/09/2007: KoolDock 0.4.7
- Improved icon positioning.
- Added 'Show only minimized' option.
- Disabled systray support.
- Improved drawing engine.
- Added speed control (modifies kooldock's animation time to make it closest to desired speed).
- Reduced CPU wakeups, when kooldock is inactive (should be 4-8 per second)
- Reorganised tabs in setting window.
- Added 'Apply' button in options window, improved settings applying speed.
- Added simple KBFX support (necessary kicker applet).
- Added automatic background refresh (on minimize/maximize/restore/activate window).
- Added similar task grouping.
- Minor fixes and improvements.

16/02/2007: KoolDock 0.4.6
- Added choice of amount of big icons.
- Added choise of edge on which kooldock has to appear.
- Added option allowing to don't scroll while mouse is on the same icon (centred on it).
- Added Italian translation.

16/02/2007: KoolDock 0.4.5
- Icon positioning improvments.
- Some optimizations.

dilch

13 years ago

i have got 3 problems
1) how can i change the k-menu-icons?
2) how can i "link" a folder?
3) how can kooldock autostart?
thx for help and thx for the great programm!

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bisiek

13 years ago

3) You can use ordinary autostart from KDE. It's usually placed in ~/.kde/Autostart
Create there a text file, and write in it:

#! /bin/bash
kooldock

or wahtever you need, and give it 'exectuable' status.

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bisiek

13 years ago

2) As path to file use:
konqueror /path/to/your/folder
If you use KDE4 and dolphin, type dolphin instead of konqueror.

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bisiek

13 years ago

1) Instead of using Kooldock's K menu, you can add manually .desktop shortcut, that do same thing. So:
Add icon to kooldock's quick launch, name it i.e. kmenu, and as file to run type:
dcop kicker kicker popupKMenu 0
Choose icon, and click OK. Place that icon where you want it, and apply settings.
Now, open kooldock, and right click on your new icon, and click 'Edit Element'.
Open third tab (Program), and click button 'Advanced options'. In window, that the button would have opened, should be 'Show notification' or something like that - is it's ticked, uncheck that box.
Done.

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dilch

13 years ago

i have got 3 problems
1) how can i change the k-menu-icons?
2) how can i "link" a folder?
3) how can kooldock autostart?
thx for help and thx for the great programm!

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redmouse

13 years ago

hii.. i willy wondering this stuff..
but i have same problem with elena... in my mandriva 2008.. my installation stoped in ./configure ... configure: error: Can't find X includes ...

:((

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Elena

13 years ago

I can't install it, don't know why, but when i type ./confugure it stops here:

checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X libraries. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!


plz help me

Greetings

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JohnRandom

13 years ago

I just installed the kooldock .deb package on my Debian / Lenny. Invoking Kooldock from console results in the following lines:

~$ X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x36ae140

while I was writing these comment the error repeated as:

X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1b662b5

Can anyone give me some hints on that? I'm using kde 3.5.7.

(I did also post that in another Thread, but i thought it would be better, so re-post it here.)

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melanopsis

13 years ago

I installed kooldock via yast. The problem is that I can't get it run. I use OpenSuse 10.3, KDE 3.5.8 r21.2 and compiz 0.6.2.3.1. I believe that the program isn't properly installed. Installation created an icon under applications/utilities/desktop but when I click on it, it logs me out and restart the session and nothing happens as you log back in.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks

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ottlux

13 years ago

PROBLEMS with COMPIZ / BERYL ???

I got problems with Compiz. So I deactivated the xosd* - section
in "/home/~/.kde/share/config/kooldockrc

......
showNames=0
speedControl=0
#xosdBold=1
#xosdColor=#f1f1f1
#xosdFont=Albany AMT
#xosdItalic=1
#xosdShadowColor=#000000
#xosdShadowOffset=2
#xosdSize=17
zoomSpeed=20

and "Kooldock" is now running without problems with my settings:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=67013
Maybe after changing the settings of Kooldock, one has to
deactivate it again.

Hope, that helps to fix it.

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michalj

13 years ago

i've got opensuse 10.3(compiz fusion) and kooldock crashes my x system, I tried Your idea, but it's the same. Sources and package(packman and kde community) the same.

Quote:
X Error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation) 11
Major opcode: 53
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1600d73
X Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
Major opcode: 70
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1600d73
X Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
Major opcode: 62
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1600d73
X Error: BadPixmap (invalid Pixmap parameter) 4
Major opcode: 54
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1600d73
X Error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation) 11
Major opcode: 53
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1600dc9
X Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
Major opcode: 70
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1600dc9
X Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
Major opcode: 62
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1600dc9
X Error: BadPixmap (invalid Pixmap parameter) 4
Major opcode: 54
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1600dc9

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chaotic

13 years ago

First: Great work!!

I tried out the svn-version and have a problem:
sometimes kooldock is disappearing when changing the workspace. when I go over the place where it should be, the text still appears but not the dock

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bisiek

13 years ago

Hi

1. Do you use beryl/compiz?
2. Do you use kooldock's option 'stay below windows when not used'?

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chaotic

13 years ago

1. No
2. Yes ;)

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Deflex

13 years ago

Same problem here. Is there a fix/workaround for this? I love this app/ Great work.

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GaintSura

13 years ago

Hi, I'm not too much of a linux geek, but I know enough to get my way around. I came upon your app (which by looks alone looks great) and decided to add it to my desktop. During the ./configure process I get this:

checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.

I checked the config.log for any suggestions as to what went wrong, but I cant seem to find anything. Please help!

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bisiek

13 years ago

Hi

Probably you need to istall gcc-c++ compiler.

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LaneLester

13 years ago

I got the same error, and I have g++ 3.4 installed in Kubuntu 64-bit.

Kooldock 3.x was included in the Kubuntu distro, but it lacks the Speed/Location tab, and I want kooldock at the top.

Lane

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skid72

13 years ago

Hi,
I tried to install it, I missed a lot of packages, some of them fixed...still have a problem that I'm not able to solve:
This is what configure script replyes:
checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!

Any idea how to solve this??
Thanks!

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bisiek

13 years ago

It seems you need to innstall kdelibs-devel, kdelibs-dev, or something like that for your distro, if these two won't be suitable.

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skid72

13 years ago

Hi, thanks for your prompt reply, but the packages are installed...
You can fin the log in:
www.jokabsafety.191.it/kooldock_log.html

Any other idea?

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bisiek

13 years ago

Have you previously installed kooldock from source, or from any kind of compiled package?

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skid72

13 years ago

Hi, I installed it from the tar.gz file.
I did not find any Mandriva version...only .deb (not rpm).

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bisiek

13 years ago

Hi

Hm, weird. Previously you compiled it with no problems, but now it don't work? Which vesion of KDE do you use?

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skid72

13 years ago

Hi, thanks for your prompt reply, but the packages are installed...
You can fin the log in:
www.jokabsafety.191.it/kooldoc_log.html

Any other idea?

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13 years ago

23/09/2007: KoolDock 0.4.7
- Improved icon positioning.
- Added 'Show only minimized' option.
- Disabled systray support.
- Improved drawing engine.
- Added speed control (modifies kooldock's animation time to make it closest to desired speed).
- Reduced CPU wakeups, when kooldock is inactive (should be 4-8 per second)
- Reorganised tabs in setting window.
- Added 'Apply' button in options window, improved settings applying speed.
- Added simple KBFX support (necessary kicker applet).
- Added automatic background refresh (on minimize/maximize/restore/activate window).
- Added similar task grouping.
- Minor fixes and improvements.

16/02/2007: KoolDock 0.4.6
- Added choice of amount of big icons.
- Added choise of edge on which kooldock has to appear.
- Added option allowing to don't scroll while mouse is on the same icon (centred on it).
- Added Italian translation.

16/02/2007: KoolDock 0.4.5
- Icon positioning improvments.
- Some optimizations.

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