GLX-Dock 2.3 beta is released! (Ex Cairo Dock)

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GLX-Dock 2.3 beta is released, this new beta version of ex cairo dock comes with many new features, a System Monitor applet, a logout applet, Better layout for the menus, slider is much faster, 2 new themes are also available: Japan-2 and MeeGo.

GLX-Dock is now built on top of libgldi (for GL Desktop Interface), which will also be used for another project: GLX-Desklet. Having a minimalistic core ensure better stability and performances, and less bugs.

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What`s new in GLX-Dock2.3

Of course a lot of new features come along with this new version:
- The System-Monitor applet can now monitor CPU’s temperature and fans speed.
- The Logout applet now warns you when the computer needs to be restarted.
- The menus have a better layout and if you lock the dock, most of entries are hidden.
- The Slider is much faster to load a huge number of images.
- A unified icon settings window helps configuring all the launchers/applets/docks/desklets in a short time.

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To install GLX-Dock in Ubuntu and LinuxMint:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/weekly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

 

If you want to try the new plugin extras, copy the following command to terminal (only with Beta release) :

cd ~/.config/cairo-dock && rm -r third-party && bzr  checkout --lightweight lp:cairo-dock-plug-ins-extras third-party

 

Useful Links: http://www.glx-dock.org/

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