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KDE Improvement

Score 84%


Link:  Link
Minimum required   Qt 3.x
Downloads:  44990
Submitted:  Dec 31 2006
Updated:  Sep 23 2007


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.


App Launcher.
On Screen text display (over icons).
Drag&Drop app list.
Nice hide-show animation.
Xinerama support.

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.


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.

Source(kooldock 0.4.7 source)
(kooldock 0.4.6 386 deb)
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 Unable to build in KDE4

 by hookum on: Jul 27 2008
Score 50%

Got this app working in KDE3.5 and 4.0, using the Gentoo ebuild, and it looks great. However, when using Compiz-Fusion it immediately crashes X. I've read the previous replies about this, so i downloaded the latest SVN release. When I attempt to configure it with ./configure, i get:

configure: error: The important program kde-config was not found!
Please check whether you installed KDE correctly.

I don't think kde-config is part of KDE4. Is there a way to build this on 4.0? Thanks!

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 by nowardev on: Dec 8 2008
Score 50%

I have just compiled on kubuntu 8.04 kde3.5.10

with checkinstall :)

thank you for your hard work

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 Show desktop icon

 by pedro77 on: Dec 21 2008
Score 50%

If you want it, just create an apllication link to the command

dcop kicker kicker toggleShowDesktop

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 port to kde4???

 by toadhall on: Apr 20 2009
Score 50%

I second a call for porting this excellent app to kde4! Please :)

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 Re: Can run with kde3-base

 by gzu on: Sep 8 2009
Score 50%

This can run on KDE4 if you have the kde3-base and kde3-libs (and compile with the -devel rpms. On Fedora 11 at least.

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