KDocker 5.2 Released

This isn’t a huge release but includes a very nice new feature. Lock to desktop! This will force the application to always open on same desktop (when using multiple desktop workspaces) that it was originally docked on. The default behavior is to still to open on the current desktop. The source code for this release can be found here. The kdocker . com domain has expired and is now held by a squatter that will tell you your flash player is out of date....

July 26, 2018 · John

KDocker 5.1 Released

After quite some time and a few people asking, I’ve put up a new release of KDocker. The big new feature in this release is the ability to save application settings. This way you can dock an application and you don’t have to go though and configure how KDocker interacts with it. It will automatically load the last saved settings when it sees the application. As usual this release is source code only....

February 18, 2018 · John

KDocker 5.0 Released

I’m pleased to announce that with the help of Dave Butcher KDocker has been updated to use Qt 5! See what I did there with the version number. This release doesn’t introduce any new features. It’s so KDocker can remain useful and not become one more piece of software that you can’t use on modern distros (XMMS). With this release the ground work is laid for new features and continued development....

May 3, 2015 · John

KDocker 4.9 Released

There are two big changes on the KDocker front. First I’ve released version 4.9. It still used Qt 4 and has a few bug fixes. Contributions from Dave Butcher were the main reason for the release. Also, KDocker is no longer hosted on Launchpad. It has moved to GitHub at (https://github.com/user-none/KDocker). The plan is the next release will be KDocker 5.0 and will use Qt 5 instead of Qt 4. But that is yet to be determined when....

March 6, 2015 · John

Why Fedora (and RedHat) is Ruining Linux

A bug was opened against KDocker the other day. Now bugs aren’t a bad thing and typically they are user error so they get closed out as invalid. Sometimes they’re real issues which get looked into and fixed. On very rare occasions they’re dictations/demands. I’ve edited the post to include the contents of the bug report here because the move to GitHub makes the link to the original bug unable to be viewed....

March 5, 2015 · John

KDocker's Future With Waylands 1.7.0 Protocol "done" announcement

It was announced today that the Wayland protocol is now done. Wayland being the up and coming replacement for Xorg this poses a challenge for KDocker. KDocker uses X11, Xpm, and Xmu specifically to manipulate and dock windows. While Wayland is supposed to provide an X compatibility layer as we all know about compatibility layers they are often incomplete (especially when you start talking about complex parts) and eventually they go away....

February 14, 2015 · John

Why I Love and Hate Linux Distros

The Good Parts I’m a big open source advocate and spend quite a bit of my spare time contributing to various open source projects. Everything form managing full projects such as Sigil, and KDocker. Also, heavily contributing to projects such as calibre. As well as doing one off patches and filing bug reports to various projects I use. I believe in the open source philosophy to the extent that I’ve even gotten permission to push patches upstream to open source projects we use internally at work (fully compliant with the licensing) such as PenLight....

November 28, 2014 · John

KDocker 4.8 Released

Version 4.6 is now available for direct download. This release adds a few new features which I hope will be very helpful. The biggest new feature is really an enhancement to an existing feature. Matching by name now supports using regular expressions (regex). The -e option was added which allows specifying the matching type. Normal substring matching is still supported and is the default. Regex, unix wildcard, wildcard and xml schema 1....

August 4, 2012 · John

The Future of KDocker

Let me start of by saying that KDocker is not dead and I’m not abandoning it. The past few releases have had minimal changes. This is mainly because I believe KDocker is pretty must feature complete at this point. It docks apps and does a pretty good job doing so. The past few releases have been small (very small) maintenance releases. For a while I was worried about the relevancy of an application like KDocker....

June 23, 2012 · John

KDocker 4.7 released

Small maintenance release. No new features. Just a fix for building with GCC 4.7 and fix the icon for the .desktop file. Get it here.

June 5, 2012 · John