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.

miguipda

14 years ago

Hi,

previously I asked you how it doesn't work under kubuntu 6.10

You give me information that doesn't change the problem.

But now, the downloadable debian package works well under my Kubuntu 6.10.

Sincerely thanks for this really great program. Each day I use it now.

Just one question. Can you please add the possibility to change (by right click by example) the name of an added progam.

Second question. Is it possible to have the possibility to put this kooldock on the left, or right or top side on the display ? If not can you prepapre this please ?

Bye,

Miguipda ;)

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bisiek

14 years ago

1. When you click right button on icon, there should appear context menu. First position is 'edit item' - there you can change name (third tab).

2. Yes, it's possible, but there's needed many changes ic code. I'll implement it soon, but not in 0.4.4 yet.

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jigga

14 years ago

This is the best Dock I have seen. Thanks you for great software. Good thing is unlike the others it doesn't effect the window size. Runs great, no crashes or slow responses seen as of yet. Easy to configure and customize. Thanks for the .deb package too!

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yodahome

14 years ago

Hi!

This is a really nice app, I looked at different mac-like docks, they all seem to work pretty slow or not a tall.

Yours actually appeared and runs smoothly, but there is one thing:

I have two screens using one desktop where the right screen (my dfp) is the primary screen and the second is on its left. So when I activate xinerama support, the dock naturally appears on the second screen (=the left one). However, the resolution on the second screen is actually lower than on the first screen, so the dock can't be seen.

I thought I can cheat on the prog by giving a large enough left screen res so the dock appears on the right screen, but I couldn't set it higher than 2048. Would it be possible to make positioning more flexible?

Thanks!

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bisiek

14 years ago

Hi

So i'll add one more option - offset to make choose on which screen kooldock have to appear.
But, i've never seen xinerama, tell me, whether there are the same height on each screen?

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yodahome

14 years ago

Well, the height doesn't need to be the same in xinerama. My left screen (secondary) runs in 1152x864 while my right screen (primary) is at 1280x1024. Still it is one desktop.
But I guess that's not a common usage most people probably use the same resolution on their screens.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Ok, so I add xinerama improvements in new version.

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Trueashua

14 years ago

Hi,

Your kooldock sure looks, well, kool :), but when I run ./configure I get an error message: "no such file". What could the problem be?

Looking forward,

Alex aka Trueash

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bisiek

14 years ago

Call mkae -f Makefile.dist first.

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Trueashua

14 years ago

Thank you, it worked this time! Although I'm sure I did run that command the first time.

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miguipda

14 years ago

Hi,

I installed all the needed autoconf and automake programs.

I followed what is precised in the README file to install kooldock under my kubuntu 6.10.

When 8 do the ./configure command I receive this error :

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!


Then the make; make install doesn't work. Normal.

Then What must I do to be able to install your so usefull program ?

Sincerely thanks,

Have a nice day,

Miguipda ;-)

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bisiek

14 years ago

Hi

Hmm, maybe this will help:

./configure --prefix=/usr/include/kde/
or
./configure --prefix="/usr/include/kde/"

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miguipda

14 years ago

with this : ./configure --prefix=/usr/include/kde/
I receive :
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!


and with this :
./configure --prefix="/usr/include/kde/"
I receive :
configure: error: expected an absolute directory name for --prefix: ”/usr/include/kde/“

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bisiek

14 years ago

So, it seems you haven't installed kde headers. Try install kdelibs-devel, kdelibs-dev or what name it has for your distro.

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NRG88

14 years ago

anyone willing to make a deb file from it? :?

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Rumo

14 years ago

Done. Compiled on kubuntu edgy eft (probably works on debian too). Get it here:

http://bio.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/people/pehses/kooldock_0.4.3-1_i386.deb

Not sure how to upload it to kde-apps.org. Anyone?

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bisiek

14 years ago

Hi

Thx for build I'll add it soon.

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ziletka

14 years ago

Kooldock is the best, but how show kooldock on top screen.

thanks and good luck

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bisiek

14 years ago

It's not possible now. I'm going to write it in future. There are a few big changes in code to make it possible, so it'll take me some time.

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bischofPhilipp

14 years ago

Using Beryl as window manager the window-deco-shadow is visible even if the window-deco is not shown

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bisiek

14 years ago

Yep. It doesn't work propertly with beryl. I'm going to fix it soon.

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pupil

14 years ago

nice job. but it a little slow in my system (doesn't happen with ksmoothdock).

the rpms are at my website (i586) and openSUSE build service (i586, x86_64).

btw i have to remove the de.po file, because it sized 0 byte which causing compile problem.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Hi

It opens, closes or always work slowly? Have you used kooldock v0.3? If yes, was there this problem, or it's only in my version?

Thx, I haven't noticed it, it'll be removed in new version.

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anonymous-hive

14 years ago

hmm weird, now it's fast. maybe because that was the first time i use it?
btw i notice it leaves an artifact when i minimize a window, but when i put my mouse over kooldock, the artifact's gone.
here's the screenshot:
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/8726/snapshot15la6.jpg
(i didn't use border or theme for kooldock)

i never use v0.3 before.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Thx, should be fixed soon.

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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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