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I had hoped to be able to get a semi-working version of DockbarX gtk3 out for testing before today but it is not yet working well enough to be committed to git. And I wont be committing it (or handle bug reports) in a couple of weeks because I've got another commitment that will take up my time. I'm getting married today.
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Congrat !
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I've been working on the port to gtk3 during the last weeks. It's going a lot better than my last try two years ago. I have it more or less working except there's no way to configure it at the moment since I haven't done the port from gconf to gsettings yet. There has been a lot of irritation when things that are supposed to work simply doesn't because of limitations in pygobject introspection but I've been able to work around most of them by now. If someone want's to check out the work in progress, you'll find it in the pygi-migration branch. Remember this it to be considered pre-alpha. https://github.com/M7S/dockbarx/tree/pygi-migration

By the way, can someone point me to a python program that uses gsettings? I would like to see a real world example to get started.
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Glad to hear it's moving forward. I love dockbarX. Good luck with it. 
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Bug fix release 0.91.3 is out. 0.91.2 fixed a few thing so that a bug in xfce4-dockbarx-plugin could be fixed. Sadly it also broke DockX. 0.91.3 fixes that. In other words, nothing useful here for you if you do not use xfce4-dockbarx-plugin. But if you use it upgrade both xfce4-dockbarx-plugin to 0.3.1 and DockbarX to 0.91.3.

https://github.com/TiZ-EX1/xfce4-dockbarx-plugin/archive/0.3.1.tar.gz
https://github.com/M7S/dockbarx/archive/0.91.3.tar.gz
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You asked for a switch from launchpad to github, now it's done. https://github.com/M7S/dockbarx

I like the way git handles branches so I think this will be an exiting change. I have a few things I'm not sure about still, though:
- Is there a way to port all current bugs from launchpad into github issues?
- I can't remove launchpad completely since github has no translation system, as far as I know. What parts of launchpad should I shut down and what should I keep around? How should I do it?
- Is there anything else that you usually should do after setting up a github project and pushing the code to it? I'm really new to git and github.
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Nope they are doing both the same time ... Thats the crappy thing ... 
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The ppa is updated. :)

If you want to help testing the new feature, try opening as many different applications as possible and see how DockbarX behaves.

Other new features includes a battery applet and the appindicator applet should be more stable now.
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waiting for aur package, hope it will be out soon
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Reading the comments on my last post one follow up question pops up. It's important enough to deserve its own post so here it is:.

How important is Window previews for DockbarX? Would you stop using DockbarX if previews were removed from it? I haven't used them myself in a long time.


Reasons to remove them:
1) Previews has to be delivered by the window manager unless you want to screen shot every window (which is a really resource heavy solution).  KWin and Compiz (when kde compability is used) does that through dbus. I don't know if any other manager does that. Gnome3 and Cinnamon for example makes it simple for extensions to access previews but I don't know if you can acces them from a python program.
2) DockbarX should prehaps aim to not have too many features for compiz only since that window manager seems to be loosing importance (the same thing could perhaps be said for DockbarX, I know).
3) Previews doesn't improve productivity that much since most documents looks the same in the preview window. Unless you work with a lot of graphics.

Reasons to keep them:
1) They look pretty.
2) Any other reasons you can come up with.
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I'd really love to have them! I would (and am) use dockbarx without them (in gnome-shell), but it's one of the features that attracted me to dbx in the first place. :)
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Help me redesign the preferences dialog, by giving your opinion. Take a look at this issue:
https://github.com/M7S/dockbarx/issues/6
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DockbarX 0.91.4 is the lastest bug fix release. It contains a fix that stops DockbarX from freezing when minimizing windows while using certain themes.

https://github.com/M7S/dockbarx/archive/0.91.4.tar.gz
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Do you know for when the changes will land on aur?
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And the first bug fix release is out. Bug #1331820 (on launchpad) was fixed. DockbarX didn't expand correctly when it was the only applet on DockX running in corner or centered mode.

DockbarX 0.91.1 is also the first release on github. :)
https://github.com/M7S/dockbarx/releases
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Does anyone (especially people with old and slow computers) feel a speedup with this new release? I think DockbarX is faster now than before but I can't rule out that I'm just seeing what I want to see.
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DockbarX 0.91 is released. It was so long ago I almost didn't remember how to make a release anymore. Hopefully I didn't rush anything.

https://launchpad.net/dockbar/dockbarx/0.91/+download/DockbarX%200.91.tar.gz

PPA and AUR packge will hopefully be out soon.
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Indeed!
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Hi. Over one year since my last post here. Nothing much has happened to DockbarX for that time until a couple of weeks ago. The I finally got around to adding the one DockX applet I've been missing myself, a battery applet. After that I started on one of the most requested features, a way to manage the situation where more application buttons were shown in DockbarX than the space allowed. Now I will bug hunt for a week or two and then I make a new release.

What will happen to DockbarX after that release? I don't know. DockbarX is over five years old now and haven't reached a 1.0 release yet so that something I would like to do. Just bug hunt and make it more stable.

But to give DockbarX a future I would have to do some big changes under the hood as well. I would have to migrate from gconf to gsettings, from gtk2 to gtk3 and from python 2 to python 3. I've tried a couple of times to make a quick and dirty port to gtk3. This far I haven't been able to get anything that works even a little bit. I hope it is possible to port to gtk3 without rewriting huge (read: almost all) part of the code but I wouldn't count on it.

Right now I'm mostly wondering who I program for when I develop DockbarX. Who are you people out there that use DockbarX? What system are you using it on? As a stand-alone dock in Gnome 3 (that's how I use it on my desktop)? As a stand-alone dock in stand-alone compiz-sessions (that how I use it on my laptop)? In LXDE, OpenBox or some other WM? Do you use the xfce applet, the mate-applet?

I don't know many users I have nowadays. Is there any way to predict such numbers. Please tell me if you know a way to make such predictions.

Would you miss DockbarX if it disappeared?
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DockbarX is the best of all the docks available! It is the first thing I install on a new linux and patch it up until it works (under fedora for example). It is easy to use and configure, fast, has the only decent application grouping feature, looks good and is overall nice!

I would miss it heavily if it would go away!
I support the change from bzr to github since I think there's the most opensource work going on. I think it has more feautres and is easier to use, too.
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DockbarX is a themeable, feature rich, application centered taskbar for linux