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Docky for Debian Buster

Postby linuxscientist » 2019-07-03 06:09

Dear Debian Community,

I have been running Debian Buster for over a month now and I am quite happy with it. However I noticed that the Docky launcher has been removed and was wondering if it's going to be available again at some point? I can't live without Docky and I would be willing to pay a developer/programmer to update/make Docky compatible for Debian Buster.

I checked https://launchpad.net/debian/buster/+source/docky but there's currently no package available.
Also https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=docky but there are only packages,for Debian jessie and stretch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Have a nice day,
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Re: Docky for Debian Buster

Postby Ardouos » 2019-07-03 08:25

If it is not included by now, then it will not be included for Busters entire lifecycle... Unless it gets backported.
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Re: Docky for Debian Buster

Postby PhilGil » 2019-07-03 16:58

Looks to me like docky is a dead project and has been replaced by plank, which is actively maintained.
https://packages.debian.org/search?keyw ... ection=all
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Re: Docky for Debian Buster

Postby 4D696B65 » 2019-07-03 17:10

PhilGil wrote:Looks to me like docky is a dead project and has been replaced by plank, which is actively maintained.
https://packages.debian.org/search?keyw ... ection=all

Correct
docky | 2.2.1.1-1 | source, all

------------------- Reason -------------------
RoQA; unmaintained, depends on ancient GNOME libraries
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Re: Docky for Debian Buster

Postby linuxscientist » 2019-07-03 20:31

@all
Thank you. I've already tried Plank, unfortunately it's only a 2 dock with very limited theming options. I prefer a 3D dock with a dock background image (like a wooden dock) instead. According to the Plank developers this feature is not planned and won't be integrated in Plank.

I'm going to offer a bounty on bounty source for open source developers soon. In hope that Docky can be updated for future use.
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Re: Docky for Debian Buster

Postby peer » 2019-07-04 05:10

I use cairo dock in buster kde. Looks great with a lot of posibilities.
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