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1.6.3 or How to close a branch in style

Author ppmt, Monday 10 November 2008 à 07:46
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Note: this article is a translation. You can find its original version written by Fabounet here

On one side it is too bad, as this was the version I wanted to see first in Ubuntu. This is definitely the most polished version so far.
On the other side let's be happy that it is not included when you see what it takes to be in! This version is the perfect excuse to erase the Ubuntu version from the memory

So once more only good stuff in sight!
Better late than never, Cairo-Dock from now on follows the Freedesktop standards (binaries are in /usr/lib, datas are in /usr/share and now the config in ~/.config/cairo-dock)
The icons also have now their onw directories, ~/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/icons, to allow for complete interchangeable themes.

The gnome-panel can now be binned thanks to the applet GMenu. This was the last barrier : Access to the Main menu.
Another useful applet just appeared: Clipper (well known from all KDE users who won't be lost as the options are the same )

The Cairo_Desklets just received a face lift with new decorations themes for all of them, the possibility to rotate them, a wobbly effect when you move them with the mouse. It is possible to rapidly send the desklet from the desktop to dock in one click and the other way is as fast just drag and drop them on the desktop
The launcheurs also can be ejected from the dock wiht drag and drop (but for them no desklet mode, the disappear in an explosion!)

The gauge applets also have received an improvement: it is now possible to display their values on a graph (several forms are even available)

And finally the cherry on the cake: Moving the icons with the mouse inside the dock is now extremely fluid.

If it wasn't for the Branch2, I would nearly have had time to get bored

1.6.2 - 1st version to be in the Ubuntu repository

Author ppmt, Tuesday 02 September 2008 à 17:08
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Note: this article is a translation. You can find its original version written by Fabounet here

With this new version we are now in the official repositorie of one of the biggest distros : Ubuntu !

After Suse and soon Fedora and Debian, the dock is becomign easier and easier to install which in turnr should help to make it popular.

On the applets side, Slider and Stack have been added to the plig-ins package, which means that there is a total number of plugins of ... well a lot

On the dock itslef a big evolution occured on the interface between the dock and the applets, which means that it is now possible to have several instances of certain applets. You can several clock with different time zone, you can monitor the flow of several interfaces, you have several stacks or several weblets. But most important you can have a Tux and a Wanda roaming your dock at the same time

Anoter evolution which should be transparent to the user to start with is about the themes : as of now the project has its own themes'server that can be downloaded when they are needed (as if they were on your hard disk)

Like that the collection of themes for Cairo-Dock can only increase (thanks to your future contributions )

The dock is 1 year old!

Author ppmt, Wednesday 30 July 2008 à 03:30
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Note: this article is a translation. You can find its original version written by Fabounet here

That's it 1 year old! Isn't that incredible?

One year ago I was posting a message on the Ubuntu-fr forum to let people know that I modified a few line in gnome-dock so that you could put on top of the taskbar.

And now we have just released the version 1.6.1 part of the 1.6 branch with more applets and themes.

Ti sum it up we have the new Switcher applet (which allow you to definitely get rid of the Gnome-panel) a new very classy theme : Brit
and also a new view : Curve (note from ppmt: Too nice!!)

Package generation is also getting very mature, juste in time for the inclusion of the dock in Ubuntu 8.10!

Up to us to make it perfect by October so that everybody can have cairo-dock on its dekstop.


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