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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Latte Dock, Beta 1 for v0.8 (v0.7.95)


Hello everyone Latte Dock v0.7.95 which is the first beta of v0.8 is here. Latte v0.8 is a huge release and one of its main goals is to make the user feel with it very natural and comfortable.


Plasma 5.12 with Latte v0.7.95 *

A powerful and intuitive panel/dock manager that provides an elegant Plasma experience


To use it you should build it yourself from download.kde.org or ask your distro packagers to provide it for you.

Summer came in south Europe and Latte is moving forward. The first beta of an extreme major release is here. Latte has been updated a lot both for internals and user-side. Feel free to join evolution in dock and panel management and report back any issues.

Important for contributors: Beta1 will last 10 days, during these days translators will be able to report string improvements at bugs.kde.org. English isnt my native language, (proof reading / simpler expanations) might be necessary. When Beta2 is released around 3 to 5 July the string freeze will take place. Beta2 period will last 10 more days. So v0.8 is scheduled for 13 to 15 Jully. During all these days improvements and fixes can be landed through review process at kde phabricator.

Dont hesitate, just take part and participate if you feel so. I am the single developer of Latte for a few months now and fully open to discuss new implementations, code improvements and new features.


new layouts editor with locked and borderless layouts

No more talking, what v0.8 brings and why is it so important? 

Videos for new features


New Features from v0.7.79 to Beta1
  • Filter Windows by Launchers, show only windows that there is already a launcher present for the current running activity
  • Improve Separators behavior
  • Lock/Unlock Layouts, different layouts can become read-only and writeable
  • Ungroup tasks of the same application
  • Borderless maximized windows per layout, the user can use that setting in order to replicate a Unity-style layout and a Plasma one at the same time.

Landed Features in v0.8
  • Simultaneous Multiple Layouts in different Activities
  • Various Wayland improvements. I use it daily in my system with Plasma 5.12 and it provides a fantastic experience with fantastic painting.
  • Support Kwin edges behaviour automaticaly when hiding the dock or panel
  • Vastly improve the experience in non-compositing environments. No more showing an 1px line at the screen edge when the dock is hidden.
  • Smart dynamic Background
  • One-Click Option to change between Panel/Dock modes
  • Smoother parabolic animation
  • Panel coloring enhancement based on the underlying background 
  • New Appearance Settings for Active Indicator and Glow
  • Multiple Separators between Tasks and Applets
  • Download community-provided Latte layouts from Latte Settings window   
          (https://store.kde.org/browse/cat/417/ord/latest/)
  • New Global Shortcuts to open/hide dock settings and Latte settings
          (Meta+A, Meta+W, Meta+E)
  • Increase Activation Global Shortcuts from nine to nineteen and take into account the surrounding applets
          (Meta+1..9,0,z..>)
  • New improved Edit Mode image patterns or User Set ones
  • New Maximum Length indicator at Edit Mode that you can change its value with the mouse wheel
  • New improved splitters icons in Justify (Edit Mode)
  • Expose Latte options in the context menu when plasma taskmanagers are used
  • New Kwin script to trigger the application menu from a corner-edge
  • Improve the entire experience with Layouts/Latte Settings window
  • Support big number of messages badge (<=9999), like the plasma taskmanager.
  • Hide the audio badge when no audio is coming from a pulseaudio stream
  • Update Preview Tooltips to plasma current design
  • More command line options to handle Latte
  • New more robust animations all over the place
  • Plenty of bug fixes and improvements all over the place


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* Wallpaper: https://www.webolution.gr/wp-content/uploads/october-2560x1600.jpg
* Archive has been signed with gpg key: 325E 97C3 2E60 1F5D 4EAD CF3A 5599 9050 A2D9 110E
 

10 comments:

  1. looks amazing! I'm looking forward to for this version, thanks for the hard work!

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  2. beautiful dock I'll check it out.

    PD: What wallpaper and icon pack are you using?

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    1. Looks like he's using Papirus icons. Don't know about the wallpaper.

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    2. It is papirus icons, the wallpaper has link at article's end

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  3. What did you use to get your notification icons so concise?
    Also, how did you get them to auto dark with your wallpaper?

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    1. It is a new feature for v0.8 that can be enabled from Tweaks, Dynamic Background

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  4. Would you consider adding Windows Super shortcuts to latte dock?
    I have been trying to get it to work so that I can use Super + [1, 2, 3...] to open programs in the dock.

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    1. It is already possible from v0.7.x you just need to enable them from plasma systemsettings because they are occupied from plasma

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  5. Help! I broke my beloved Latte! I had been using the one packaged with openSUSE Leap 15 - 0.7.4-lp150.1.3

    I tried - foolishly - installing your newest tar.gz over top of that, and, well, now it's broken. "pgrep" tells me I've got a latte process running, but no sign of a dock.

    I've been using Latte constantly for months and absolutely love it. Each time I have to rebuild my machine, it's among the first things installed.

    Can you help me sort out what I need to clean out so I can cleanly reinstall it?

    Thanks!

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    1. It should upgrade without issues... either way all latte configs can be found at ~/.config/latte

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