kooldock

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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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:
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# 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.

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bisiek

13 years ago

Hi

I'll check how kooldock works with beryl again. Now, I can tell only about kooldock's command line usage - kooldock -k kills all kooldock's, and kooldock -o makes, that settings window will be shown at start.
And, if you are using kooldock v 0.4.6 I suggest use latest version, from SVN repository, maybe it will work better.

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rakku

13 years ago

Great work!
I have only one question: how to add entire menus to kooldock? I see it is possible 'cause I have KMenu, but how to add, for example, the System menu? Dragging-and-dropping doesn't work...
Thank you

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bisiek

13 years ago

Hi

I understand, you tried to add files to kooldock with drag'n'drop method? It's not implemented yet, but I hope I cope with it, and this feature probably will be in next version.

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rakku

13 years ago

Hm. Maybe I didn't make myself clear enough.
The dragging-and-dropping is not my real point, if there's a workaround: I mean, I can add launchers without any problem, but I would like to add also menus, other than KMenu. Is it possible to do it with the current version?

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bisiek

13 years ago

Yet, I'm able to do this. What extentions exactly do you want to add, only running external applications, or something more?

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Kinfule

13 years ago

I'm not the original requester but I would like to be able to have also icons for running commands as you can in the Kmenu.

Would be great if it could be like the new menus on Leopard's dock or those flying menus that ObjectDock(a Windows Dock) has.

Anyway, great job you have already done, thanks.

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bisiek

13 years ago

Hi

Ad. 'Flying mneus' - I don't think I could do it.

But probably there will be possible to create own menu for each launcher icon.

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bisiek

13 years ago

Hi

No, it's not possible to do in current version. It's surely possible, but I have some difficulties with it, so I'm not sure whether it will be added soon.

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bolleg

13 years ago

Hey,

possibly a stupid question, but I can't find to option for locating kooldock on the right edge of my screen... which should be possible as far I can tell from the preview pictures...

Cheers,

Bolleg

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bisiek

13 years ago

Hi

Probably you haven't set this option, and kooldock appears on bottom (default).
To do this right click on kooldock, and choose "Edit preferences" somewhere there. In preferences window is a tab named "Position and speed", and it allows to change kooldock's screen position.

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pauloerweber

13 years ago

As I don't find a wishlist I'll request a feature here.
The feature is to the taskbar behave like the kxdocker: the items that already have a icon on kooldock don't create another icon on the taskbar, but set a mark on that icon, like an arrow below the icon. In my opinion this will turn the desing less bloated with a great number of windows open.
Another feature I think that would be nice is a icon for the trash can, indicating if it's empty or not.
Of course, these are only sugestions.
Keep doing this great job.
P.S.: Sorry for the bad english, I'm still learning.

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petersi

14 years ago

can you tell me how to go about making a translation? (i will make it into Dutch)
There is also some English in the source which must be touched directly.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Ok, I've prepared PO template with updated string table. You can download it here
http://kooldock.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/*checkout*/kooldock/po/kooldock.pot

It's necessary to rename it to {language symbol}.po (i.e. for polish it's pl.po for french fr.po).
You can translate it in programs like poEdit or do it in any text editor.
Inside the file you'll find such lines:

msgid "&Edit item"
msgstr ""

Mgsgid contains original text, and msgstr its translation. Don't stay empty translatios, they shold be removed then.

You can send me filled file via email.

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petersi

14 years ago

no luck thusfar. It stays in English :-/
Made sure the nl.po is fetched in the makefile for po, no avail.
I have to say that there's something wrong with unsermake at my place, it spits out an error at all times, so i don't use unsermake (it's flagged out in the admin/cvs.sh file) This might be of influence?
I might translate the kooldock/*.ui-files (that works ok), but i suppose that's not the idea.
I'm looking further.

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bisiek

14 years ago

I think it's good to not use unsermake.
I'm planning to add necessary files, that it will be not necessary to use auto* tools anymore, so you can send me nl.po, to prepare nl.mo.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Ok, so then it's necessary to remove the makefile and makefile.in from folder ./po and run auntomake procedures again. It will create nl.mo or nl.gmo which make install will put in proper place.

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petersi

14 years ago

Working fine now. I'll send you the .po-file as soon as i have translated the program-comments in it also :-)

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petersi

14 years ago

Thank you. I'll send you the results.

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chepioq

14 years ago

I use kooldook since 2 months and it's realy the last I try on...It's wonderfull simple and easy to configure... Tank for your work...

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bisiek

14 years ago

I've put new kooldock on SVN repository (checkout:
#svn co https://kooldock.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/kooldock kooldock
)
Changes:
- Kooldock window is sticky
- Added: option stay below when not used
- Added: option show only minimized icons (only icons of minimized windows will be showed on the dock)

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randomguy

14 years ago

much better than the undeveloped version, now i can put it whereever i want, thanks.

.deb worked fine in kubuntu feisty.

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Viruscg

14 years ago

> pt_BR
Sobre os Temas, existe alguma especificação para construí-los? Observando aqueles prontos, portei do KxDocker e está apresentando problemas (os nativos também). Uma parte da imagem é cortada, veja:
- http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/9194/snapshot67zg4.jpg

> En
On the Subjects, exists some specification to construct them? Observing those ready, I carried of the KxDocker and is presenting problems (the natives also). A part of the image is cut, sees:
- http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/9194/snapshot67zg4.jpg

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bisiek

14 years ago

I forget to mention, that your problem should be solved in version on SVN.

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etniesbmx

14 years ago

I am running Kubuntu Feisty Fawn and it is working perfectly! It's great, thanks alot

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scummos

14 years ago

Very nice application!

Just a few ideas for the settings dialog:
* I´m unable to change the icon of applications i already added, dont i find the button or isn´t that possible?
* An "Apply"-Button would be very, veryl useful...

And sometimes there are a few graphical errors, just like pieces of windows usw... if you need one, i´ll send you a screenshot...
but it´s helpfull, really =)

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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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