Lightweight Dock `Plank` 0.11.0 Released With Docklets Support, More

Here are the most important changes in Plank 0.11.0:

  • added docklets support (the following docklets are installed by default in this release: Clippy, Clock, Desktop and Trash);
  • use GSettings for dock settings (themes and dockitem files remain at their location);
  • consolidate public API (breaks old themes and dockitem files, those are transitioned accordingly if possible);
  • added “CascadeHide” theme option;
  • Hide “Keep in Dock” wile LockItems is enabled
  • added runtime support for GTK+ 3.19.1+;
  • show descriptive tooltip for external-dnd actions;
  • expand dock on external-drag without enabled zoom too;
  • handle file-monitor moved-event where launcher was target;
  • follow environment’s setting whether to show notifications;
  • added TooltipsEnabled setting;
  • touchpad devices are able to perform pressure on a barrier too;
  • some tweaking of the default themes;
  • more.
plank --preferences

Install Plank 0.11.0 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and derivatives

Important (elementary OS only): if you try to upgrade to Plank 0.11.0 in elementary OS Freya via the Docky/Plank Stable PPA, it will try to remove important elementary desktop packages, so do not upgrade to the latest version from the Docky/Plank Stable PPA if you use elementary OS! elementary OS users should wait until the elementary OS Stable PPA is updated with the latest Plank.Update: Plank 0.11.0 is available in the official Ubuntu 16.04 repositories. To install it, use the following command:

sudo apt-get install plank

To install the latest Plank in Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04 and 14.04 (and derivatives) or Linux Mint 17.x, you can use the official Docky/Plank Stable PPA. Add the PPA and install / upgrade to Plank 0.11.0 using the following commands:

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

Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.