What is KXDocker?

KXDocker is a docker for KDE environment. This docker is like Mac OS X’s Dock. At their official site, they said KXDocker is more powerful than Mac OS X’s Dock. But it’s depend on your self. I think you should try this docker and make your own opinition. I haven’t try Mac OS X’s Dock yet. So I can not say which the better is :-/ . But nevermind, just try it and have fun :D Since 0.37 KXDocker started to work under more Desktop Environment, not only KDE Environment. So I try to install KXDocker on my Ubuntu Dapper Drake.

KXDocker on Ubuntu Repository

An easly way to install kxdocker just type:

sudo apt-get install kxdocker kxdocker-data

It’s will install KXDocker 0.39. I want to try the new version (currently 1.0), cause many addition feature. So I have to install it “manualy” by myself.

Let’s start it

First install these following packages:

sudo apt-get install build-essensial xlibs-dev libqt3-mt-dev libqt3-compat-header kdelibs4-dev kdebase-dev

Next, download KXDocker from their site.
The main file is:

  • kxdocker-version.x.x.tar.bz2

The very usefull files are:

  • kxdocker-resources-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-configurator-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-dcop-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-i18n-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-trayiconlogger-version.x.x.tar.bz2

The optional files are:

  • kxdocker-arpmanager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-bluetooth-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gaclock-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gamarok-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gapager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gbattery-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gdate-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gipcontrack-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gmail-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gmount-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gnetio-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gpipe-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gtrash-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gthrottle-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-mountmanager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-networker-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-taskmanager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-thememanager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-wizard-version.x.x.tar.bz2

These optional files depend on your needed, for me I just download:

  • kxdocker-gaclock-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gapager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gdate-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gmail-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gmount-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-gtrash-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-mountmanager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-networker-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-taskmanager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-thememanager-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • kxdocker-wizard-version.x.x.tar.bz2

Compile and Install

After download everything that I need, then compile and install it. The first step is compile kxdocker-version.x.x

  • Go to the folder where you download this file (I download all files to my home)
  • Extract this file:
    tar jxvf kxdocker-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • Go to this file directory:
    cd kxdocker-version.x.x
  • Start compile it by:
    ./configure --prefix=/usr
  • Make it:
    make
  • Finally:
    sudo make install

After kxdocker has been installed, compile another packages you needed

  • Extract packages:
    tar jxvf kxdocker-packages-version.x.x.tar.bz2
  • Go to this file directory:
    cd kxdocker-packages-version.x.x
  • Compile:
    ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-extra-libs=/usr/lib/ --with-extra-includes=/usr/include
  • Make:
    make
  • Install:
    sudo make install

Uninstall KXDocker

Go to each directory you installed it and type:

make clean && sudo make uninstall

Start with KXDocker

After install KXDocker just type

kxdocker

Then KXDocker should appear on desktop. Icon tray will appear at GNOME panel. We must configure KXDocker and make it look perfect for ourself. For official support please visit KXDocker website. If you have any idea to install KXDocker easier please contact me. Any suggestion to make it into Ubuntu packages? How? Thx before…

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