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Install, Configure and Use Gnome Do – Docky on Fedora 12 Linux - Comment Page: 1

What is Gnome Do? GNOME Do (Do) is an intelligent launcher tool that allows users to use the keyboard to rapidly perform tasks such as launching applications, manipulating files and data, running scripts, or sending e-mail. It is similar to the applications GNOME Launch Box (Linux Gnome), KRunner (Linux KDE), Quicksilver (Mac OS X), LaunchBar (Mac OS X) and Butler (Mac OS X). What is Gnome Do...


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I noticed “Zoom” was disabled, as it is on my install. Any hints on why?

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Hi Jay,

Really good question.

I began to explore the issue and just checked gnome-do package changelog and on Fedora it looks following:

Listing all changelogs

==================== Available Packages ====================
gnome-do- updates
* Mon Dec 21 14:00:00 2009 Juan Rodriguez –
– Fixes the “Eating 100% CPU” bug.
– Updates to
– More info: https://launchpad.net/do/+announcement/4538

* Wed Nov 18 14:00:00 2009 Juan Rodriguez – 0.8.2-5
– Restored “Docky”, but removed Icon Zoom due to potential violation of patents.

* Tue Nov 10 14:00:00 2009 Tom “spot” Callaway – 0.8.2-4
– Remove “Docky” due to patent issues

* Mon Oct 26 14:00:00 2009 Dennis Gilmore – 0.8.2-3
– Exclude sparc64 no mono available

* Mon Aug 24 15:00:00 2009 Juan Rodriguez – 0.8.2-2
– Fixes gnome-do plugin permissions.

* Thu Aug 20 15:00:00 2009 Toshio Kuratomi –
– Rebuild for ppc64 as the previous build was obsoleted.

* Thu Aug 20 15:00:00 2009 Juan Rodriguez – 0.8.2-1
– Update to 0.8.2

* Fri Jul 24 15:00:00 2009 Fedora Release Engineering –
– Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_12_Mass_Rebuild

* Sat May 30 15:00:00 2009 Xavier Lamien –
– Build arch ppc64.

So looks like that the Icon Zoom is removed from Fedora due to potential violation of patents.

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