Kiba Dock – OS X Style Dock Bar For Linux

18 06 2007

I don’t know why this is, but it seems everyone who has made the switch from Windows to Linux has this fascination with the OS X dock. I too am guilty of this, and have found a very good dock, called Kiba which has the same features as the OS X dock, except it includes a physics engine. What’s a physics engine? Instead of going into details check out the video below:

Eye-candy. Bragging rights. Now in order to run Kiba Dock note that you must have a compositing window manager, like Beryl, active or else the dock will look very ugly with no transparencies or masks. Lets get to the install though (Ubuntu 7.04):

1. Press Alt+F2 and enter the following command:

gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

This is the list of repositories Synaptic can download from.

2. Add the following lines to the end:

deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy

This tells Synaptic the above repositories will be added

3. Add the key for the repositories

wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb/DD800CD9.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

This line authenticates a repository with a key, so you can ensure it is a trusted source.

4. Open the Synaptic Package Manager, and mark the following packages for installation:

kiba-dock, kiba-dock-dev, kiba-plugins

Kiba-Dock should appear under Applications > Accessories. If you’re anything like me, you will spend 15 minutes of your day bouncing icons off of the edges of your screen.

 

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10 responses

24 06 2007
Escobarr

i dont get what u mean by
3. Add the key for the repositories

wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb/DD800CD9.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –

where am i supposed to do this? in the terminal screen or the supplemental code

24 06 2007
Escobarr

i dont get what u mean by
3. Add the key for the repositories

wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb/DD800CD9.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –

where am i supposed to do this? in the terminal screen or the supplemental screen that it opens

25 06 2007
syalam

Escobarr – you need to add key for the repositories in the terminal. Just copy and paste that line and it should do the trick. By adding a key to the repository you are ensuring that Ubuntu trusts the certain repo you are downloading from.

22 08 2007
Z0ren-TSE

Check it coolout….. This looks

10 09 2007
mike

I have followed these instructions 100% but nothing shows in the package manager for kiba what could i be doing wrong?

28 10 2007
Ficheirosecreto

After the 3.
write in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

now in 4. step that packages will appear

15 12 2007
Demon

Recently started using Ubuntu and i’m hooked ….and so are my little ones…WE REALLY DIG THIS!!!!! Vista ain’t got nothing compare to this……by the way ….love the Kiba Dock…….keep up the good work……. Peaceout.!!!

11 04 2008
kalpit

its working and its great !!!

29 10 2008
CitricBenzoate

I put the wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb/DD800CD9.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add – into the terminal, but when I went to the package manager, it said
“E: Type ‘wget’ is not known on line 62 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.”

What does this mean?

9 11 2008
farazk86

I tried. This does not work on 8.10

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