Dockboard: Outline Utility

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Dockboard is an outline editor that is created for authors writing books, articles, and other published works. It provides the ability to organize small to large documents. Some important features are:

  • Export to HTML
  • Outline node commenting
  • Spell checking with Enchant
  • Thesaurus with Aiksaurus

Download the Latest Release

The third beta release of Dockboard (version 0.3) was released on April 29, 2007. Currently, you can only download the application as a source package. There are future plans to release Windows binaries as well as Debian and RPM packages. You can also download the most recent development version from the Subversion repository.

Source GZ Package: dockboard-0.3.tar.gz
Source BZ2 Package: dockboard-0.3.tar.bz2

Dockboard has the following dependencies. You will also need the development packages for each of these libraries to compile Dockboard!

  • GTK+ 2.10
  • LibGlade 2.0
  • Enchant 1.3
  • Aiksaurus 1.2.1
  • Aiksaurus-GTK 1.2.1

To compile and install Dockboard, unpack the sources and run the following commands:

sudo make install

Read the Documentation

Documentation on the installation and usage of Dockboard can be browsed here. If you are interested in helping to write the documentation, please contact me.

View Screenshots

Below is a screenshot of Dockboard 0.2. For more screenshots, please visit

Dockboard 0.1

Subversion Repository

Dockboard uses Subversion for version control, which is a tool that allows us to keep track of changes to the source code from multiple people and any location. The code in this repository has the most recent features, but is most likely unstable. If this doesn't sound like something you want, check out the latest stable release.

You can use the following commands to check out the subversion repository and build all of the sources:

svn co dockboard
cd dockboard
sudo make install

Report Bugs & Feature Requests

It becomes quite difficult to manage bug reports and feature requests through e-mail because they tend to get lost in the shuffle. Because of this, we encourage you to use one of the following trackers to submit bugs and report feature requests.

  • Bug Tracker: If you find a bug in the application, this is where you should report it.
  • Feature Requests: Do you have a great idea for a new feature in Dockboard or a way to improve an existing feature? This is the place to let us know!
  • Patches: If you hacked the Dockboard code on your own, you can submit patches to this tracker.
  • Support Requests: If you need help using the application, this is one place to find help.

Dockboard Message Boards

To help providing support a little easier, a number of forums are provided for your use. Please take a moment to search whether your question has already been asked in the forum before posting it. Thanks!

  • Development: This is a place to discuss development of Dockboard and your ideas for the application in a collaborative environment.
  • Open Discussion: Discuss anything else that relates to Dockboard that does not fit into the other forums.
  • User Support: Get help using the Dockboard application from the people that know it the best!

Contact the Developers

If you need to contact me about Dockboard or for some other reason, please use my contact form. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

This page is Copyright (C) 2007 Andrew Krause. For more information about Andrew, visit