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We have 1 review for Plank. The average overall ratings is 4.0 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: There's nothing particularly fancy about the Plank dock, and that's the reason it's so popular. The developers have labeled it "stupidly simple" for a reason. It's extremely lightweight and minimal, making it a fine choice for users who want exactly that on their Linux operating system. It's also easy to build from, allowing developers to create some pretty awesome and far more complex docks, which the developers are perfectly fine with since they designed Plank for that very purpose. Currently, the software is on version 0.11.4, which was released in March, 2017, and has been in development since 2011. According to the code repository on Launchpad, Plank is still being actively developed, wit the last commits happening back at the end of April 2018. Humorously, releases are named after characters from the decades-old cartoon, "Ed, Edd and Eddy." In fact, the current release is named "Eddy."
Pros: Supports quite a few languages, but many translations are incomplete or need review. Those who are interested in helping can do so here Free and open source Multiple Plank docs can be run at once. Check out the instructions here Can be installed directly from the ArchLinux repository here
Cons: Virtually featureless by itself, as it's meant to be minimal. Users who want more features should consider one of Plank's many forked projects Plank will not work for users using Wayland No support for Windows or Mac operating systems
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