After four months of development, a new DockBarX version has finally been released: 0.44. Previously, DockBarX could run as a Avant Window Navigator / GNOME Panel applet but starting with this version, DockBarx works as a stand-alone dock too (run "dockx" to launch it), great for those running GNOME Shell or the classic GNOME session.
This new feature also comes with some options:
There is still a lot of work to do for this new feature though: it doesn't have autohide, etc.
But that's not the only new feature in DockBarX 0.44. The new version also comes with:
Unfortunately there's a bug in Compiz 0.9.x which makes the DockBarX window previews very dark so if you use Ubuntu 11.04, the window preview feature will not work proprely (unless you use the downgraded Compiz). Also, the window previews feature won't work under GNOME Shell because DockBarX requires Compiz for this feature.
As usual, DockBarX is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04. It also works under Ubuntu 11.10 but not as a GNOME3 panel applet.
Add the PPA and install DockBarX 0.44 using the commands below:
To also install the Avant Window Navigator DockBarX applet, use the following command:
Then, to use DockBarX:
For configuring DockBarx, a new "DockBarX Preference" entry should be available in your menu.