First off I'd like to admit that I'm a newb when it comes to "docks". I stumbled upon Circle Dock, downloaded the software, and fell in love with it instantly. While in search for skins, I came across a few sweet looking animated icons. My understanding is that a docklet must be used in order for the animated icons to actually work. Is this correct? In reading a few forum posts, Circle Dock is still in it's infancy stages, docklets are soon to follow. I would love to add animated icons to my new favorite program!!!
I'll add my welcome to Circle Dock and this Forum!
Circle Dock isn't really in its infancy but suffers from being abandoned for a year until I became involved 3 - 4 months ago. Had the original developer not had to leave this and his other projects, I'm quite sure it would have progressed faster and further than it has thus far.
Unfortunately animated images will require a docklet. The simplest animated image format is a GIF file with multiple frames. However, GIF files don't support the alpha channel and thus their opacity/transparency can not be modified so can't be used in Circle Dock. PNG files do have an alpha channel but don't support multiple frames so can't be animated.
As the Sarge has said, I will be working on supporting Docklets for a future version; a task, I might add, that I'm not especially relishing as it means a substantial amount of tried and tested code will have to be rewritten, but that's my problem, not yours!