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I know I've been very silent the past months and nothing has really happened with Dockbarx. Sorry. Someone else has been active though. Tiz has made version 0.2 of Dockbarx Xfce plugin. He describes it as "a version that isn't so disgustingly hacky". A huge leap forward for DockbarX on xfce, in other words.
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php?content=157865

Please tell me your experience with this plugin, xfce users.
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I can install it on Debian Wheezy?
Where is the source?
Hello!                         :-)
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And quickly another bug fix release is out. I realised that the path to indicator-application-service had changed in ubuntu 12.10 so appindicator applet didn't start (unless you runned appindicators in unity-panel at the same time). DockbarX 0.90.2 should have working appindicators for Ubuntu 12.10.

https://launchpad.net/dockbar/dockbarx/0.90.2/+download/dockbarx_0.90.2.tar.gz
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Sure thing, could've thought of that myself, here it is: https://bugs.launchpad.net/dockbar/+bug/1069460 If you need any more info or want me to test a possible fix, let me know.
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If you wonder why the ppa isn't updated it's because DockbarX of these two bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/dockbar/+bug/1066875
https://bugs.launchpad.net/dockbar/+bug/970737

The first bug is fixed now, don't know what to do about the other one yet. Whether it gets fixed or not a bug fix release (0.90.1) will be out soon and the ppa will be updated sometimes afterwards. Be patient just a little bit longer.
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Finally. It's been so long that I had a hard time remembering how to make a release on launchpad. But now it's out: DockbarX 0.90. I jumped the version number to 0.90 since I feel it's time to get to 1.0 soon.  The applet system for stand alone dock and the new themes are the highlights of this release. I hope it doesn't take to long before it hits the ppas.

https://launchpad.net/dockbar/dockbarx/x.0.90/+download/dockbarx_0.90.tar.gz
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+Jesse Kay Nice to hear that it worked out.
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You are looking at the new default theme of DockbarX. Well it's not a new theme. Glassified by pi4sek has been around since 2009. It's a simple theme, nothing extraordinary but it looks good at small and big sizes, at horizontal and vertical panels, against dark and light backgrounds. Not too many DockbarX themes can claim all those things. (I had to even out the edges of the mask and change the default active color from black to white for this to be true though.)

Here are the rest of the themes in aphabetic order
Colors by nale12
  http://nale12.deviantart.com/art/Colors-dockbarx-283490406

DMD Glass by nale12
  http://nale12.deviantart.com/art/Glass-DMD-279314554

Deep by BigRZA
  http://bigrza.deviantart.com/art/Deep-theme-for-DockbarX-187183487

DockXYZ by BigRZA
  http://bigrza.deviantart.com/art/dockxyz-for-dockbarx-260821296

Magic Transparency by nale12
  http://nale12.deviantart.com/art/Magic-dockbarx-theme-278695034

Sunny Colors by BigRZA
  http://bigrza.deviantart.com/art/Sunny-Colors-162706138

I tried to get different kind of themes to show off the themeability of DockbarX. As you can see I changed some of the names slightly. I hope I didn't offend either of the theme makers, I did it to make the dropdown list of themes more easily readable.

When it comes to Deep I took myself even bigger liberties. I love the simple symbolism used in Deep. A pushed in button is a running application. The hover effect of launchers didn't really follow this symbolism so I changed it. Now when you hover a launcher (not started application) it shows the button as pushed in half the way. I hope BigRZA approves of this change.

Sunny Colors, Deep and Glassified where all made before window list styles where added to DockbarX, so I had to choose default window list styles for the themes. Sunny colors uses Radiance by nale12, Glassified uses Gradient by BigRZA and I made a new window list style for Deep that looks like the hardcoded window list style in the screenshot BigRZA made of deep.

The dock themes are:
- DBX (default)
- Colors
- Deep
- DMD Glass
- Folded
- Glass Dock
- Invisible
- Magic

The old themes exept for the ones listed here are removed!

Sorry for the long post. Please give me your opinions of the selection!
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That thing at the far right of the panel is the new volume control applet by the way. It's ported straight from AWN.
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DockbarX 0.90.3 is released. Andrew has worked hard with packaging and testing it. He has patiently been listening to my suggestions and I must say I'm really happy with the way he split up the package. All applets have it's own package and there's different packages packages for dockx, gnomepanel (only for older ubuntu releases) and awn. Hopefully we'll get a mate version sometimes in the future. Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.04 - 12.10 are supported. Andrew said he should upload the packages later today (that probably means to both ppa:dockbar-main/ppa and ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8).
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Can anyone add support for GSettings and GObjectIntrospection so DockbarX can work on Mint Mate again? Thanks!
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DockbarX 0.90.1 is out. The two bugs I talked about earlier this week are fixed.

Extra theme package is also updated to 2.1. Styli-theme, Dock, E-unity (flat and round) and EOW is added. I removed unite since E-unity is quite similar but looks better.

The ppa should be updated in a few days. +Alin Andrei (the webupd8 guy) is maintaining the ppa now and he is busy reporting about all ubuntu release related stuff. It's that time of the (half) year again.

Big thanks to tsbarnes who used to maintain DockbarX ppa. I don't know if DockbarX would have been more than a quick experiment if he hadn't volunteered to set up a ppa for it way back when DockbarX didn't even have a name (it was just dockbar with launchers added).
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http://twitpic.com/b4vjog
I don't have a twitter/twitpic (?) account (and I don't speak that language) othervice I would ask this guy to share his code, because you wouldn't have anything against seeing cd artwork and titles in the window list when music is playing, right? At least that is what I think this is about, google translate isn't really that helpful this time. I've thought about doing something similar myself but I've just been to lazy...
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I've looked at your code. It's a good start but I realise that it's not as simple as copy/pasting your code. At least it needs some way to handle http uris, not only file uris. Thanks for posting it!
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No this is not the new default theme. ;) 

I'm working on a new rotate command for theme making. I added it so that it should be easier to make themes that works on horizontal and vertical panels since I think it is bad that you have to change theme just because you change the orientation of the panel or dock. But of course i had to try how well it works for angels other than 90 degrees when I was at it. The theme is fully usable like this. Should I add it to the theme pack? Would you use it? :D
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really good
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The last applet I wanted to get done before a release is starting to shape up. As you see in the screenshot there's now a Application Indicator applet for dockbarx stand alone panel. Since DockbarX already supports dynamic quicklist that uses the same dbusmenus as appindicators it was relatively simple to make this applet.

The applet is fully usable but needs more testing. Beta testers are needed! Pull the last commit from bzr, test it and report bugs (or the lack there of)! If you can't/don't want to beta test you can still help out by suggesting appindicators that I could test. I've only tested the applet with the three appindicators that that are seen in this screenshot. The more complicated menus the appindicators have the better. And appindicators with labels needs to be tested as well.

Things to be done before I make a release:
- Make sure that everything works as expected.
- The AppIndicator applet still needs some small polishing. It doesn't work correctly on vertical docks for example.
- The selection of themes that comes with DockbarX and in the theme package needs to be seen over and all themes needs to get that info text I talked about in an earlier post. I guess I should get back to this in another post to get your input.
- A simple sound volume applet would perhaps be good? A full media indicator like the one in unity is not needed as I see it, since DockbarX has media buttons for media players. If you disagree, please tell me why.
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@Savannah Norton
I tried indicator-weather (appindicator) that is in the repositories (sudo apt-get install weather-indicator). That made me find two bugs in application indicator but they are fixed now and indicator-weather works.
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