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.

5er

14 years ago

This looks cool, but...
what about the 64bit version

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5er

14 years ago

sry, didn't see the source download :$
(Does the source support 64bit?)
However when I run configure, an error occurs: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details. But I can't get anything useful out of config.log

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bisiek

14 years ago

Hmm, I don't have 64bits and can't check it. I'll add newest making scripts - maybe it'll help.

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fdmarco3

14 years ago

Great work. It would be nice if in the next version it will be improved the interaction with full screen windows.In example, if i have kooldock always on (not hidden) and i open a full screen window, let the user choose kooldock's behaviour (on top or not....)

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MenaEng

14 years ago

hi,

i also agree to make this option on it that would be great ..


thanks

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deepnote

14 years ago

Nice dock! But please can you add option to "dont move with icons while mouse is on same icon". Example: I move with curson on icon and when i move left or right, but still on same icon, dock is moving, zooming... I think, that better would be, that dock will move, zoome only when i move curson on another icon.

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bisiek

14 years ago

It's possible. It'll be in the next version.

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MenaEng

14 years ago

Good working realy good ..keep good working ...


:) With +GOD+ Bless :)

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VoodooDali

14 years ago

It's well done, but doesn't interact well with Beryl. It's a shame, really; since I cannot get kxdocker working at all. :(

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bisiek

14 years ago

What exactly do you mean?

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BorgQueen

14 years ago

I love this wee app! I use it in concert with kicker. Kicker has all the regular menus, with kooldock I put in only my top favs. It makes everything so much easier and compliments kicker quite nicely. Well done and thank you!

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flandolsi

14 years ago

Great work, but I was wondering why it is not possible yet to place the dock in the other edges of the srceen?

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bisiek

14 years ago

Because I don't have much time for kooldock. Especially I'm currently doing it alone.

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Tankfrank

14 years ago

hi, you have done a great work!! can you build a subversion server, so we can take your work every day???

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bisiek

14 years ago

Hi

Ok, I think that's not big problem. But now, I'm going to make some bigger changes, so the new options probably won't work propertly.

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wuf

14 years ago

I was an user of kooldock 0.3... and it was the best dock for ever...

and now... thanks a lot, i'm to see that kooldock came back to life :D

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petersk

14 years ago

I've tried moving the cursor all around the bottom, and I cannot get the dock to show up for me to configure it. Does anyone have any suggestions.

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bisiek

14 years ago

You can run kooldock -o to have preferences window at start.

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mbsdoubt

14 years ago

Very easy to install...and my desktop is alive!!!!!!!!thankssssss

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the-wOndErEr57

14 years ago

Version info:
/*
*Qt: 3.3.7
*KDE: 3.5.5-0.2.fc6 Fedora-Core
*KoolDock: 0.4.3
*/

The transparency doesn't work. It "grabs" the image of my desktop wallpaper, and uses it as the background. This means that when a screen is maximised, my desktop wallpaper remains as the background for the kooldock. I do not run xgl, aiglx, or beryl. Is this going to be fixed?

I can send you a print screen if it helps.

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bisiek

14 years ago

It's not bug (if you aren't usung 'hide on start'). Kooldock doesn't provide real transparency yet. I'm juts not able to get a current background in realtime. I'll fix it in future, but no for next version.

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public32

14 years ago

Hi,
I downloaded and compiled kooldock on my Debian. I am running kernel 2.4-2 with kde 3.2. I tried to compile using your instruction make -f Makefile.dist and it came back saying that I need automake 1.6.1. I used apt-get and installed automake and it showed that I have automake 1.6.3 but after I tried running make again, the same error message came up.

Any suggestions...

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bisiek

14 years ago

Hi

Try to replace in koolodck src/admin/detect-autoconf.sh this line:
KDE_AUTOCONF_VERS="-2.61 -2.60 -2.59 -2.58 -2.57 257 -2.54 -2.53a -2.53 -2.52 -2.5x"
to
KDE_AUTOCONF_VERS="-2.63 -2.62 -2.61 -2.60 -2.59 -2.58 -2.57 257 -2.54 -2.53a -2.53 -2.52 -2.5x"

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public32

14 years ago

Thanks for the fix. it worked and make went fine. I then ran ./configure and that was fine and I also ran make install.

What do I do next? I reboot the machine but no change has been done to kde.

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bisiek

14 years ago

When you run kooldock there should appear information how to use it. If you didn't read it, you don't know that kooldock appears when you touch down screen corner. If nothing happens try to run kooldock again.

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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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