After that I read about this little Kirocker applet and wanted to try it. Unfortunately there are no packages in the official repositories so we need to install it from sources.
To install it in Kubuntu Feisty Herd 4 (may work too in Edgy and Dapper) you need to satisfy a lot of development dependencies that are difficult to figure out. The configure script will fail a lot as you figure out what packages you need to install to allow the configure script to finish. To avoid you the trouble here are the instructions I used to get Kirocker to compile on my system.
First install all dependencies:
$ sudo aptitude install build-essential
$ sudo aptitude install kdelibs4-dev
Download the source code from here and compile/install it:
$ tar xvfz kirocker-2.0.tar.gz
$ cd kirocker
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr
$ sudo make install
Once installed you can add it to the kicker as any other applet and enjoy!.