Posts Tagged ‘GNOME Do’

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GNOME Do 0.8.1 Released

March 13, 2009

Announcing GNOME Do 0.8.1

It has been about a month since our last release and its time to follow up on all those bug reports and close them all.  Tarballs are available for both core and plugins. Please note that while 0.8.0 plugins will work with 0.8.1, it is strongly suggested that you upgrade to get the best experience, especially for Docky users. Some quick statistics.

  • 2 New plugins
  • 38 Bugs fixed
  • 8 New Translations

Additionally Docky has recieved a major overhaul based on all the feedback from the 0.8.0 release.  Here is what it looks like now!

Docky has received a minor visual refresh

Docky has received a minor visual refresh, and a clock!

Visible Changes:

  • Docky’s right click menu is now more compact and beautiful thanks to Kalle, our awesome artist
  • Zoom is visibly smoother and does not “wiggle” as much as it used to
  • Zoom is slightly wider to give a smooth appearance
  • Dock separator is sleeker and less obtrusive
  • Glow dot color changes to match your gtk theme

Functionality Changes:

  • Docky no longer differentiates window items from launchers in any manner.  They are all merged together.  Items can be pinned to the dock simply by dragging them to the left of the other transient launchers, making them permenant fixtures on the dock.  It’s never been easier to add running items to your dock.
  • Launcher matching is now much more robust with only prism and open office being the known remaining issues with it.  Hundreds of linux applications have been tested and confirmed to work.  As more testing comes in this will become even more robust.
  • Right click menus no longer have a remove from dock option, use drag off to do this.
  • Cannot drag off items that have running windows attached to them as this presents a conflict of ideas.
  • There is a clock!  And if you click it… something magical happens.

And last but not least, the magic…

Rock out with your clock out

Rock out with your clock out

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Docky : Work In Progress

January 20, 2009

So i have not blogged about Docky at all. Partly because I didn’t want to, partly because I couldn’t. I guess this blogging thing isn’t exactly what I like to do. As it happens, I do have something to share though, however I don’t have much to say about it. So in short, here it is.

Docky sits at the top of the screen too

Docky sits at the top of the screen too

Everything is pretty self explanitory. Docky can sit at the top of the screen too. It will be able to sit at the sides if anyone can present me a mockup of summon mode on the left or right side. Everything I come up with is too ugly to ship.