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 0.10.9 “Bartonschmeer”, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Require valac >= 0.24.0 as actually needed
- Correctly display filenames with underscores in folder-menu (LP: #1501499)
- plankdockitem: Open “preferences” on left-click instead of “about”
- Properly determine drop-position of external drags with enabled icon-zoom
- Update translations
Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu systems is easy. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the plank package:
$ 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
The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu and derivative systems.