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:
#
# 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.

dummy_double

14 years ago

it's running on the top of the screen now :)

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dummy_double

14 years ago

Ps.
Feature request: can you add an option to the dock that the dock will go under the applications and will appear after some msec. when hovering above the dock area? (not autohide, just visable on the desktop but under the applications)

If it's already there I can't find it ;)

The Dock runs better than ever...good work!

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wicaksono

14 years ago

How can i configure the space between icons ? it's too wide.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Actually - only in config file. This entry is called "iSpace".

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mrmonday

14 years ago

Maybe you could add this to the configuration utility at some point?

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mrmonday

14 years ago

As an idea, would it be possible to specify a different icon for open windows, using the "Enable taskbar" feature, some of the icons used for programs use low resolution icons, which become blurry when enlarged. You can change it for applications launchers, but not for open windows.

Also, would it be possible for the "Enable taskbar" feature, where you have launchers as well, use that icon, instead of creating a new one. If you have more than one of a window open, you could group them together under a menu?

Thanks.

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Muschtacio

14 years ago

I agree with both of these requests, they would be very nice to have. Also, would anyone be able te tell me what "desktop clipping" and "DCOP clipping" are? Thanks, and especially thank you for continuing development on this project!

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bisiek

14 years ago

Desktop clipping clips window area when kooldock is set to not hide - maximized windows won't cover it.

DCOP is for clipping icon area, and icons are moved, that koolodck don't cover them. But, this option don't cooperate with kicker, and koolodck and kicker cancels clipping of each other.

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mrmonday

14 years ago

Another idea...

Anti-aliased text. It is quite jaggered on my screen.

Thanks.

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mrmonday

14 years ago

Another idea...

Would it be possible to have mouse over effects, like in beryl, so you can see the contents of the window?

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bisiek

14 years ago

Should be possible, but it would collide with text window.

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bisiek

14 years ago

I think it could be possible, I even thought about it, but I must read more about KDE, because I'm not able to distinguish applications. Now, I can made it only by name of window.

To make anti-alliassing of the text visible, it must be translucent, like kooldock's main window. It's possible, using fake transparency, but I'd rather prepare it for XGL.

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mrmonday

14 years ago

I am using kubuntu 6.10.

When I try to use the .deb file, I get this error message:

ERROR: Dependency is not satisfiable: kdelibs4c2a

The above package is installed, and I have tried re-installing it. When I try to compile the source code, I get an error about X. When I use the old version, in the repositories, it will install and run, but it is very buggy. Any ideas?

Also is there any reason why the vesion in the repositories is still 0.3?

Thanks.

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mrmonday

14 years ago

Just tried the new source, when compiling, I still get:

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

If I then run make; make install i get:

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

It doesn't look like you have updated the .deb yet, so I won't try it yet.

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mrmonday

14 years ago

Problem solved!

See above --^

:D

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bisiek

14 years ago

It seems to be usual problem. I hope you don't have anything against me adding this solution to kooldock's info page?

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mrmonday

14 years ago

Glad to help! Putting the solution is fine :D

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bisiek

14 years ago

I don't know why is there such problem. I added latest making scripts, and I hope it will work.

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5er

14 years ago

I downloaded the latest SVN version.
make -f Makefile.dist goes well
./configure makes an error "checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X libraries. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!"

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mrmonday

14 years ago

I was having this problem...

You need to have one of these installed... I am not sure which... Probably the xlibs-dev.

build-essensial xlibs-dev libqt3-mt-dev libqt3-compat-header kdelibs4-dev kdebase-dev

Hope this helps :)

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bisiek

14 years ago

I've added newest making scripts, I hope it'll help.

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5er

14 years ago

Thanks for your effort, but it does not help :(

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dummy_double

14 years ago

can you make a option that the dock will be on top op the screen?

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balcis

14 years ago

yeah, i think that's important to get kooldock upside. cause a lot of people uses panel downside of the screen.. it would be so useful.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Now it's possible. This version is already on SVN repository.

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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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