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GLX-Dock / Cairo-Dock 3.0 Released

Desktop

Published on 16 April 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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GLX-Dock / Cairo-Dock, the popular open-source OpenGL dock available for the Linux desktop, has reached its 3.0 milestone with some significant changes.

Among the features of the GLX-Dock 3.0 release is a "greatly enhanced" taskbar, a re-written log-out applet, the dock can now be controlled from the keyboard with various shortcuts, a new Twitter applet, Cairo-Dock is now written using GTK3 for better integration with the GNOME desktop, additions to the D-Bus API, improved text drawing, and other enhancements. This new version also allows it to be used as a session manager (Cairo-Dock Session).

Those wanting to learn more about GLX-Dock / Cairo-Dock 3.0 can find out the full details and download links from this forum thread. There's also more details about this 3.0 release on GLX-Dock.org. Embedded below is an official video of GLX-Dock 3.0 in action while running Ubuntu 12.04.


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