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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Latte Dock v0.6 - fresh air...

- @varlesh work -
Hello again!! :)


Latte Dock v.0.6 has been released!!! The first stable Latte release has been just landed! 

Go get it!!!  github  or  store.kde.org



if you dont want to build it yourself, another alternative would be to wait for a few days to launch on your distro repositiories! Many packagers have shown such interest.



- Latte youtube presentation -


- Latte Dock v0.6 -


You may ask, what is Latte and why are you so enthusiast about it?



History

@varlesh work -
As an author of Now Dock it was around late of November that I felt Now Dock to have reached its pontential as an internal plasma panel and plasmoid. At the same time @audoban author of Candil Dock reached me and pinged me to do something rare in the open source communities… and that was, combine our projects. Combine Candil’s fundamental philosophy of a standalone dock living outside plasmashel with Now Dock’s familiar interface for the dock and use only kde and plasma libraries in the process. That was enough for me to decide that the change worthed the effort. Time passed and in every step I am more than happy with that decision.

At this point I would like to thank a lot @audoban for the fantastic achievements, discussions and cooperation we achieved all this time we interact through the project!!! My girlfriend of course for her patience and support during the last development cycle!! :) and a big thank you to the many fantastic users, translators and enthusiasts that use the project through the master branch and are helping us discovering bugs very early, pointing us in new directions and becoming persistent when something is very important from a user point view and not that much from the developer’s one !!! :)

THANK YOU!!

You are the blood of the project without which a body becomes cold….

The new project was called Latte Dock  and the artwork and logo of course were created by the majestic @varlesh!!! :)

"...a plasma dock that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids..."

"Art in Coffee"


I think you had enough of my chattering around the history of the project :), let me outline some of the most important features:

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Sorry....

I have just noticed that some old articles concerning Now Dock appeared in planetkde... So sorry for this!! I am preparing the announcement for the new Latte Dock and I touched a bit these Now Dock old articles in order to archive them in the future...

This was  a mistake from my side, please dont give them any attention as Now Dock is considered deprecated...

thanks a lot...

with regards,
michail

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Now Dock v0.5

Hello everyone,
Now Dock Panel v0.5 is baked and ready for consume!!!


"...a Plasma Panel and Plasmoid which are trying to implement the mac or plank way of managing plasmoids and tasks... "

Now Dock Panel v0.5.0

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Now Dock Panel & Plasmoid v0.4...

Hello everyone,
Now Dock Panel and Plasmoid v0.4 for Plasma 5.8 are here!!!


"...a Plasma Panel and Plasmoid which are trying to implement the mac or plank way of managing plasmoids and tasks... "



Now Dock Panel v0.4

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Now Dock Plasmoid & Panel, a new journey...

Hello everyone,

time has passed and a new development effort stuck up in my brain :)!!  Three years ago, I was struggling to support the WorkFlow Components and promote the idea around Activities and WorkAreas. This was a very succesful project in my opinion that promoted also a lot the concept around Activities, which I consider as a fanstastic technology for the users workflows. But time passed, Plasma 5 got into our lives :) and its new components and design decisions around Activities found me more than satisfied.


Now Dock

It was around two months before that I first used Plank. This is a dock created around GNOME technologies which implements a very beautiful and easy dock for a Linux desktop with very attractive animations and smoothness. I liked it a lot but my Plasma desktop was obvious that it was a second citizen. I wanted something that would show its love around Plasma! That would use the fastastic tank of plasmoids and could understand of course Activities which have made my life a lot simpler.


hovering the now dock plasmoid


In that sense I started playing with qml again and after a little time the first version of Now Dock Plasmoid appeared in kdelook. The Now Dock plasmoid tries to be an alternative taskmanager for Plasma and its main concerns are beautiful animations, easy to use and smoothness. Its currently implemented features are:

Monday, 18 August 2014

a small patch for ChordImageGenerator...






A small patch :-) to improve the visuals in ChordImageGenerator, especially the bar lines and the bass notes... A fantastic site - open source webpage that helped me a lot in creating my favourite guitar music sheets...