How To Install Plank 0.9.0 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Plank is the default dock app on Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, but it can be easily installed on other Ubuntu based systems, enabling the users to place their favorite apps in the dock, for an easier usage.

The latest version available is Plank 0.9.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Add standard set of easing-functions
  • Animate addition and removal for items (increase ItemMoveTime of Default theme to 450ms)
  • Add “hide-delay” setting
  • Add “window-dodge” hide-mode
  • Add DBusManager to provide some remotely accessible actions
  • Increase default ItemMoveTime to 450ms
  • Settings: Save display-plug-name as “Monitor” which dock should be shown on
  • Refactor and split up draw_item(), draw final internal dock-buffer on window-context at (0,0)
  • Trap XErrors caused by Wnck/Cairo
  • Optimize application-default-icon.svg and replace poof.png with newly created poof.svg
  • Do not stop motion-events by default
  • Add support for loading icons with “resource://”-uris
  • Generally watch for changes of the “Launcher”-file
  • Refactor dealing with monitor-/size-changes to catch races-conditions
  • Reverse ordering of menu-items for top-docks
  • Add support for coverage analysis using gcov and lcov
  • Start to improve coverage of tests
  • Various API changes and refactoring
  • Update translations

how to install Plank 0.9.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 13 Maya, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five

In this article I will show you how to install Plank 0.9.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 13 Maya, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems.

Because it is available via the PPA, installing Plank 0.9.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the plank package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install plank

To make plank run at reboot, create the below symlink:

$ sudo ln -s /usr/share/applications/plank.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/

Optional, to remove plank, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove plank

 

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