xdock is a software that emulates the Window Maker docks, with the following differences:


Simple basic UNIX program installation:

$ ./configure
$ make
$ su
# make install
# ldconfig

Just remember that it requires Xlib to compile (you probably have this in your sistem).


xdock works as a client/server: the server is the main program, that sits on the right side of the screen, and the clients are the docks, that connect to the server.

To start a server, simply type:

xdockserver &

If you want to use a different theme, just type (for example):

xdockserver -t lcd &

Then, start a client, such as:

xdclock &

that will start a example dock and connect it to the server.

Programming docks

The API file included in this distribution contains the API documentation to write docks. A tutorial is not yet avaliable. If you want to write new docks, you can use the docks that are included in this distribution as an example.