If, like me, you follow KDE-related blogs through Akregator (any other feed reader would work as well but Akregator add these feed by default ) you may have spotted this article about ears.

I tried the code, palyed with it a little and liked the idea so much that I decided to do some enhancements. I thus removed references to KDE, added header facilities, implemented auto-hiding, made the ear ("external dock" if you prefer) a little nicer by using a QFrame (but still frameless window...) and finally cleaned the code a little and documented it.

The result of my experiments is available in a small package with a very (too?) simple example : http://edyuk.tuxfamily.org/misc/kulak-qt.tar.gz