May 26, 2008

How-To: Compile and Install KDocker in Debian Lenny

KDocker is a configurable application made in Qt which helps you dock any program into the system tray. To compile it, you will need to install the necessary dependencies:

apt-get install build-essential libqt3-mt-dev qt3-dev-tools libxpm-dev

The next step is to download the KDocker source from the official KDocker homepage. At the time of writing the current stable version is 1.3. Untar it, change the current working directory to kdocker-1.3 and execute the commands:

make install

The last one as root. To use it on any application, just precede the application's name with 'kdocker'. For example to have Konsole embedded in tray, do:

kdocker konsole

Or for example to have Irssi running in a Konsole embedded in the system tray, execute:

kdocker konsole -e irssi

Updated: Jun 21, 2008 (Created: May 26, 2008)

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