Cateogry: KDocker

KDocker 5.2 Released



This isn’t a huge release but includes a very nice new feature. Lock to desktop! This will force the an 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.... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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.... Continue reading

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. Continue reading

KDocker Ubuntu PPA Updated



I’ve updated the Ubuntu PPA for KDocker. It now includes the 4.6 release for Lucid, Maveric and Natty. Amd64 and i386 architectures have packages ready to go. Continue reading

KDocker 4.6 Released



Version 4.6 is now available for direct download. This release focus on fixing two bugs when using KDocker with the KWin window manager. It fixes and issue with windows not restoring when the “iconify when minimized” option is set. There is also a small change in how windows are... Continue reading

KDocker 4.5 Released



Version 4.5 of KDocker is now available for direct download and from the Ubuntu ppa. Matching by name handling has been simplified in this release. The -y option to force matching by name has been removed. The -n NAME option now works the same as the -n -y... Continue reading

KDocker PPA



I’ve updated the Ubuntu PPA for KDocker. 4.4 is now packaged for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. I wasn’t planning on continuing with the PPA but it was requested by a user. I plan to keep the PPA going for the latest released version and the latest LTS version until... Continue reading

KDocker 4.4 Released



I’ve released KDocker 4.4 today. It is mostly bug fixes and clean up. However, there is one major change. The feature to dock when the window decorator close button (the x in the upper corner) is clicked has been removed. This feature was introduced in 4.3 and I really like... Continue reading

KDocker 4.3 Released



Large parts of the application have been restructured. For instance QtSingleApplication is now being used. The major new feature is the window manager decoration close button (X at the top right) can now optionally iconify the window when clicked. The -c command line option has also changed. It no longer... Continue reading

Sending WM_DELETE_WINDOW client messages



In my X11 Intercept Window Close Event post I left out one very important piece of information. How to actually close the embedded window after intercepting the WM_DELETE_WINDOW message. The best thing to do is send our own WM_DELETE_WINDOW message to the embedded window. This will keep the embedded... Continue reading

X11 Intercept Window Close Event



Note Nov, 8 2009: a few additions have been made to the code samples to make them more complete. Specifically subscribing to X11 events. A feature request for KDocker was made a few days ago for docking when closed. Basically the person wants the window to iconify when the... Continue reading

KDocker 4.2 released



This release includes bug fixes as usual. Some new features: bash completion, iconify on focus lost option and Italian translation thanks to Alessio Cassibba. There is also a small change to the behavior when activating the tray icon. If the window is not visible it will become active and if... Continue reading

KDocker 4.0



Recently I’ve become the maintainer of the KDocker project. KDocker is a Qt application what allows you dock any application into the system tray. It currently supports any X Windows system. What I’ve done for the 4.0 release is, move the project to launchpad (Girish, the creator of the project... Continue reading