Plank Dock 0.8.0 Released With New Features & Various Fixes

January 3, 2015 — Leave a comment

Plank Dock

Plank, the simplest OS X-style dock launcher, has reached the 0.8.0 release recently with new feature and bug fixes.

“May” is our new feature and bug-fix release on the way to 1.0.

Yet again bunch of more or less subtile bug-fixes and design adjustments. The major feature addition is the integrated settings dialog which is suppose to ease configuring plank and obsolete the need for 3rd party settings tools. Besides that some HiDPI fixes and possible crasher fixes.

Plank Dock Launcher

For the list of fixed bugs:

  • the “folders disappeared and can’t be added again” issue in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 2.4
  • Plank crashes intermittently when quitting Thunderbird Mail
  • Elementary OS 0.3 Freya: item-positions not updated in panel-mode
  • Plank cannot handle GVFS URIs on drag-and-drop
  • default window icon in dock is ugly
  • Display “close” in context menu instead of “close all” when single instance is open
  • Don’t show a window list when single instance is open
  • Look for theme data in /usr/share/themes too
  • Use selected-focused background-color for indicators

Install / Upgrade to Plank 0.8.0:

The binary packages have been made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

To add the PPA repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky

After that, refresh your system package cache by running:

sudo apt-get update

Finally install or upgrade Plank:

sudo apt-get install plank

That’s it. Enjoy!

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