I have a question about finding a dock (or launcher) for SolydXK that would not imperil the future stability of my installation. Earlier I posted a question in the newbies section about Conky Dock not installing properly. Zerozero was gracious enough to address my problem ( thanks!) and I copied this from his answer:
the only thing that i would note here is the huge amount of dependencies (specially gnome) that it requires: later down the road those will cause issues in your installation.
Considering that, is there a dock (or launcher) that is considered stable enough to use in SolydXK without having to worry about probable future issues? I've read a little on Plank dock in this Conky forum but when I was following the links associated with that install this little gem caught my eye:
Plank is not included in the official Ubuntu repositories yet. The Plank Testing PPA contains the in-development version of Plank (there is no stable release yet). That said, the development version works well enough that it shouldn't be a problem for daily use.
So I'm nervous that installing Plank could possibly cause issues in the future as well. Is there any other dock (or equivalent "thingy" ) that is considered by the Solyd community as stable and reasonably safe?
I'll also be looking at the SolydXK Conky threads, if that is still an active project. I had that software in Mint also but I have to look at the pros & cons of installing it in SolydK & SolydX first. It is just more eye candy, but sometimes a little candy is good.