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.

pupil

14 years ago

i hope you realize that the last 3 posts are not made by me (look at the user name and the photo then compare them to mine).
i already report this to the kde-apps team.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Yes I've notice it;)
I found similar bug, and I fixed it (this version isn't released yet). But now i realized, that screen background is moved to the left - i don't konw why.

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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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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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pupil

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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radixcl

14 years ago

I'm glad to see somenoe took this old piece of code to do something cool with it.

I hope you have fun hacking it as I did some time ago.
Keep up the good work and very good luck!.

Regards.

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bisiek

14 years ago

I have much respect for you, to writing this program, however it had some annoying things;)
I became fancy to it, and I think I'll keep up changing it.

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professordavid

14 years ago

This Makefile is only for the CVS repository
This will be deleted before making the distribution

*** YOU'RE USING automake (GNU automake) 1.10.
*** KDE requires automake 1.6.1 or newer
make[1]: ** [cvs] Erro 1
make: ** [all] Erro 2

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professordavid

14 years ago

It's a wrong version of automake... I install the version 1.7 and it works!!

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flujan

14 years ago

Thanks for ressurecting this KOOL application. :)

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Hirs

14 years ago

is there any chance to make kooldock vertical? I have my windows list on the bottom of the desktop and sometimes I accidentally click on an app launcher instead of the window I want to raise.

I would like not to be so careful unminimizing windows

I've notice that is a bit unstable, there are random crashes

Thank you for maintaining kooldock

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bisiek

14 years ago

Yes, I'm going to implement this. I hope in future it will be possible to choose edge of screen on which kooldock has to appear.

Tell me more about this, when kooldock crashes?

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mastertux

14 years ago

kooldock back in developement. Ksmoothdock has run into problems with KDE 3.5.5.

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k3nz0o

14 years ago

I already install kooldock successfully
but after I execute it . kooldock show up for a second and then disappear ..

Whats wrong with that ??

I compiled it with DEBUG option :

[kenzo@kenzo ~]$ kooldock
kooldock: DEBUG: Priority: 10
kooldock: DEBUG: Items loaded: 6
kooldock: DEBUG: fHidden = 1, getting background
kooldock: DEBUG: enterEvent (enterLocked)
kooldock: DEBUG: leaveEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: enterEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: Stopped mkbigTimer
kooldock: DEBUG: leaveEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: Stopped mksmallTimer
kooldock: DEBUG: leaveEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: Stopped mksmallTimer
kooldock: DEBUG: w1: 456
kooldock: DEBUG: x1: 284
kooldock: DEBUG: enterEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: leaveEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: grabWindow(284, 668, 456, 58)
kooldock: DEBUG: Stopped mksmallTimer
kooldock: DEBUG: w1: 456
kooldock: DEBUG: x1: 284
kooldock: DEBUG: enterEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: leaveEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: grabWindow(284, 668, 456, 58)
kooldock: DEBUG: enterEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: leaveEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: Stopped mksmallTimer
kooldock: DEBUG: leaveEvent
kooldock: DEBUG: Stopped mksmallTimer

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bisiek

14 years ago

I just noticed, it must be while kooldokcstarts. I don't know what happend, so I prepare kooldock with expanded debugmode.

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bisiek

14 years ago

When exactly it happens? In the moment when kooldock starts, or when you are trying to open it?
Where appears the window?

I tried to do similar error, but it never fails:/.
Maybe you have something too new for kooldock, or have installed any kde modifications which make kooldock crash.

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Muschtacio

14 years ago

When I run ./configure, I still get 'No such file or directory", and when I run make -f Makefile.dist, I get this new error:
./admin/cvs.sh: 651: --version: not found
*** AUTOCONF NOT FOUND!.
*** KDE requires autoconf 2.53 or newer
make[1]: *** [cvs] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2
And I know I have Autoconf installed (2.60). Perhaps a small mistake when you edited it to fix the last problem? Please help, I look forward to being able to use Kooldock ! Also, thank you for stepping up to continue the Kooldock project! I am sure lots of others appreciate your work as well as I.

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bisiek

14 years ago

Hi

Now it should work propertly.

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be4truth

14 years ago

What is the difference between ksmoothdock and cooldock? Wouldn't it be more effective to make one application of that sort?

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bisiek

14 years ago

Ksoothdosk is an alternative kicker. Kooldock is based on it.

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Bernardo35

14 years ago

how can i make the dock to be always visible?

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bisiek

14 years ago

It's not possible now, but it's interesting idea. I'll try do this in next version

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barravince

14 years ago

Hi,
I'm on a openSUSE 10.2 and I want to try this software, I've started the command "make -f Makefile.dist" but my console gives to me those errors:

vincenzo@linux-gwn3:~/kooldock> make -f Makefile.dist
This Makefile is only for the CVS repository
This will be deleted before making the distribution

*** YOU'RE USING autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.60.
*** KDE requires autoconf 2.53 or newer
make[1]: *** [cvs] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2
vincenzo@linux-gwn3:~/kooldock> make -f Makefile.dist
This Makefile is only for the CVS repository
This will be deleted before making the distribution

*** YOU'RE USING autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.60.
*** KDE requires autoconf 2.53 or newer
make[1]: *** [cvs] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

What's I can do?

Vincenzo

P.S.:Good 2007

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legolas2w

14 years ago

Hi
I have suse 10.2 too,
Do you install it after updates?
i can not install it using what suggestet in readme file
it returns :

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory


can you help me pleas?
I opened a terminal and past the command that was mentioned in readme into the terminal, (current directory is where i extract the source code)

CXXFLAGS="-D_ENABLE_DEBUG" ./configure --enable-debug=full


Thanks

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bisiek

14 years ago

You have to do:
make -f Makefile.dist
firstly. Configure script will appear after this operation.

Readme is probably outdated, and I have to update it in near future.

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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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