paddock

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Description:

"paddock" (prototype of another desktop dock) is a dock/panel written for SuperKaramba. It's main objective is to provide a highly configurable desktop dock/panel.

Currently only compatible with KDE 3.x.

Features:

Can dock in any screen position and be used in Horizontal or Vertical mode;

Configuration tools to access all configurable options;

Launchers can be edited with a simple right-click;

Indicators that show currently running applications;

Plugins to show information and provide access to some common tasks ( Media player control (Amarok, Juk, Kaffeine, XMMS, BMP); Calendar; Clock; Desktop access; (...) ) ;

Various backgrounds available.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

17-Sep-2008
- Added support for control of XMMS, Kaffeine and BMP media players;
- Added support of handling multiple instances of an app;
- Added new icon effects and configuration options;
- Multiple bugfixes.
26-Sep-2008
- Multiple bugfixes;
- Added option to configure spacing between icons;
- Added new artwork, moved some artwork to the paddock extras package.
01-Oct-2008
- Added option to display mirror effects on icons, icons are reflected on the background as if it was a mirror (optional);
- Multiple bugfixes.
02-Oct-2008
- Added the DarkGlass_Reworked iconset (available in paddock Extras);
Multiple bugfixes.
21-Oct-2008
- After many requests, the default browser launcher now comes configurated for firefox;
- Added online manual;
- Minor bugfixes.
24-Oct-2008
- Re-designed mach background;
- Added source download;
- Minor bugfixes.
29-Oct-2008
- Small bugfix on configuration launcher.

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Lechio

11 years ago

Well that sure clears things. It's not a crash due to the use of PyQT or PyKDE as those aren't being used. I'm clueless over what it could be. Maybe a bug in superkaramba or another python component. I cannot tell you for sure what could be wrong, these are those guesses. It works great on my systems (Ubuntu, Debian), I just don't have your distro to test this on. Sorry if I cannot be more helpful.

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curiousgeorge

11 years ago

Sorry forthelong delay in my responce. Ok, I started the process over again. Karamba crashed and this was the following output.

created ~/.superkaramba
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 2
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2e00253
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2e00253
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2e00253
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2e00253
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2e00253
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x2e00253
KCrash: Application 'superkaramba' crashing...
[stevepc@StevePC ~]$

Hope that this helps
Steve

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Lechio

11 years ago

It helps allot. Now we know that PyQT is not the responsible for the crashes as we are not using it this time. Repeat the process but this time comment the edit following line:

"
#from kdecore import KWin,KWinModule
"

My guess is that it can be the PyKDE module causing the crashes. We are going to get this sorted out.

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curiousgeorge

11 years ago

Ok, I followed the instructions to the best of my knowledge and it all seemed pretty straight forward (no suprises). Upon launching Superkaramba I them opened a local file and pointed to the Paddock in the extracted source dir.

Crashed on the spot but in the terminal it generated the following.

~/.superkaramba doesn't exist
created ~/.superkaramba
QComboBox::pixmap: (path combo) Index 9 out of range
QComboBox::pixmap: (path combo) Index 9 out of range
QComboBox::pixmap: (path combo) Index 9 out of range
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 2
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3800258
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3800258
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3800258
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3800258
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3800258
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3800258
KCrash: Application 'superkaramba' crashing...
[stevepc@StevePC ~]$

Not sure if this helps at all. It's pretty much over my head. The terminal that I used was Konsole in my user account (not root).

Steve

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Tigrrr

11 years ago

This is so great, it makes me wish I had use for a dock ;)

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Lechio

11 years ago

I've designed this with usability as one of it's main objectives. Surely you can find use for a desktop panel right? Try using this as panel replacement, checkout all the plugins and their functions. If after that you still cannot find any use for this widget, you'll have your money back ;)

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Tigrrr

11 years ago

Heh :)
Oh, I've tried it, and it does work perfectly! But I just finished tango-ifying my desktop, and it doesn't go with that right now.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/tigrrr/tango2.png

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Xephexx

12 years ago

I made the mistake of installing the applet docker as a plasmoid... how can I get rid of in now...it is trying to work a plamoid yet it looks like a panel...reading this error: FAILED to Launch SuperKaramba Theme
Import of the PyQt module is not allowed.Please use PyQt4 instead.
That always comes up...I can not close it remove it or anything...

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Lechio

12 years ago

This superkaramba widget is not yet compatible with plasma/KDE4. Removing the .skz file should work. It installs in:'~/.kde/share/apps/superkaramba/themes/paddock/' remove that dir too.

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cypherpunk

12 years ago

Okay, everyone keeps saying paddock is easy to configure, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to move, add (without modifying existing ones), or delete launchers.

Could someone help me?

Thanks!

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Lechio

12 years ago

Proceed like said in the previous post. No file needs to be manually edited, configuration tools are available to do just that. :)

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cypherpunk

12 years ago

Thanks!

Got it all figured out.

That being said; I do have a couple of suggestions. Perhaps you could make it so that icon selection brings up the KDE icon selection thing instead of just the file picker, as it's hard to browse to find certain icons >_<

Also, it'd be cool to move the icons around on the dock, like you can with icons on a KDE panel.

Keep up the good work!

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Lechio

12 years ago

Glad it's solved :)


- With paddock we use custom png's as icons, not based on the KDE iconset as this is karamba. No option to use the KDE icon selection thing. But will look into making a better icon selection option.
- Moving icons around is a todo.

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camypaj

12 years ago

Hello! :)

First I want to give you a pat on the back for a great job! :)
I am just starting to discover karamba and desklets, and this is by far the best theme around :)

Of course, I have a question :( (I would be too lazy to register if it wasn't so).

I can't seem to find a way to customize launchers. I found a list in paddock folder, but deleting a file from that folder has no obvious effect. Maybe I am looking at the wrong folder?

I can see that I can adapt the app that is called, and I guess the icon, but how can I add/delete the icons from the list.

Help anyone?

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camypaj

12 years ago

well this is interesting!
When I started using paddock, cooperation with firefox was perfect. Unfortunately, I can't remember if I had to change something. I guess I poked around, trying to fix my problem, and now it's broken, just like in the one of the previous posts!

It doesn't make any difference if I put firefox-bin or firefox in alias, and I've put "firefox" in command.

F1! :)

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camypaj

12 years ago

sorry for talking to myself like this :)

I just realised that thunderbird shows the same problem (I guess it is for the same reason, difference betwen executable name and process name, the second one has "-bin" appended).

When I click these launchers (using for example icon theme "oxygen"), small exclamation mark (brighter than the one when all is well) pops for a few moments, and disappeares

I guess this is relevant:
$ superkaramba -v
Qt: 3.3.8b
KDE: 3.5.10-1.fc8 Fedora
SuperKaramba: 0.42

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Lechio

12 years ago

The configuration for a thunderbird launcher should be the following:

Alias: "thunderbird-bin"
Executable: "thunderbird"

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Lechio

12 years ago

- Right-click the dock on an area with no icons, choose 'Configure dock...'. A configuration window will show (preview #2), just increase/decrease the number of launchers available on the dock, "add/delete" icons is done that way. More plugins are also available to "add/delete" to the dock.
- If you deleted/changed something in the widget just uninstall it and restart superkaramba, the default configuration will be loaded after that done.
- Will test it with thunderbird.

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gramb

12 years ago

Hi,

great Dock, so far exactly what I was looking for.

But the Applauncher doesnt work correctly with Firefox. When configuring the Firefox Icon (exec: firefox , commandline: %u), a click just runs the command, but paddock doenst recoqnize the running instance.
So, when clicking again on the icon, its just starts new firefox instances. I cannot maximize oder minimize the firefox window or bring it to foreground by clicking the icon.

So far, thats the only app with this wrong behaviour. The rest of the apps I tried behaved correctly.

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Lechio

12 years ago

Hi there. Thank you for reporting that. That launcher is by default for use with mozilla. Was in the believe that it should also work with firefox depending on the browser installed, "gecko" should be the name used by both, guess not... What you have to change is the alias. From a console run "top", then press 'c'. See what it reports for the process name of firefox, then change that in the alias. Best regards, Lechio.

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gramb

12 years ago

Hi,

I wasnt able to fix the problem.

top gives me "firefox" as process name, or "/usr/lib/firefox-3.0.3/firefox" after pressing "c".
Neither did work as alias :(

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Lechio

12 years ago

Try changing the executable, the name and the alias to 'firefox'. See if it works that way. If it doesn't please report back with details on the distro you are using so I can try and test/fix this.

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gramb

12 years ago

Hi,

that didnt work as well.

Im using Kubuntu 8.04.1 on Kernel 2.6.24-21 and Kde 3.5.10.

What if forget to mention. Paddock shows the red "!", when a firefox instance is closed, but it doesnt reckognize the running instances (no green "!" for running instance and no minimizing through paddock)

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Lechio

12 years ago

OK. The ID name of that version of mozilla firefox (firefox 3 beta 5) changed from 'gecko' to 'Navigator'.

Just change the alias to 'Navigator' and the executable to 'firefox'. The firefox icon will be working then :)

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gramb

12 years ago

yep, that works...
thanks very much :)

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11 years ago

17-Sep-2008
- Added support for control of XMMS, Kaffeine and BMP media players;
- Added support of handling multiple instances of an app;
- Added new icon effects and configuration options;
- Multiple bugfixes.
26-Sep-2008
- Multiple bugfixes;
- Added option to configure spacing between icons;
- Added new artwork, moved some artwork to the paddock extras package.
01-Oct-2008
- Added option to display mirror effects on icons, icons are reflected on the background as if it was a mirror (optional);
- Multiple bugfixes.
02-Oct-2008
- Added the DarkGlass_Reworked iconset (available in paddock Extras);
Multiple bugfixes.
21-Oct-2008
- After many requests, the default browser launcher now comes configurated for firefox;
- Added online manual;
- Minor bugfixes.
24-Oct-2008
- Re-designed mach background;
- Added source download;
- Minor bugfixes.
29-Oct-2008
- Small bugfix on configuration launcher.

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