KDE 4.x and the "Leave" menu

Al Twohill moebiusproject at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 06:21:54 BST 2008

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 3:43 PM, John-Scott Atlakson
<john.scott.atlakson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm just a lurker on the list as a bleeding edge end-user.

Also, mainly a lurker ;)

> As a bleeding edge user, I gave the 8.04 re-spin with KDE 4.0 a try, but
> there were too many issues at the time, so I went back to 3.5.x and have
> been holding out for Intrepid and the hopefully more polished/finished KDE
> 4.1.x.
> One simple annoyance I had hoped to see eliminated is that when you click on
> the Leave menu, you choose between Logout, Restart, Shutdown etc. But
> clicking on any of these options just brings up another dialog providing the
> exact same options. I thought with the 8.04 respin that I had just goofed
> stuff up and that KDE 3.5 and 4.x were just talking at cross purposes but I
> see this behavior in a clean install of the most recent Intrepid Alpha 4.
> Can the secondary menu be eliminated easily, or is this more of an upstream
> issue? It seems a shame after all the UI improvements to have this
> completely redundant step boogering up the interface.

Well, OpenSUSE seems to have dealt with it fine - you click your
option in the Leave menu, and the dialog that pops up is only the one
you chose, and after 30 secs automatically does what you chose
anyway... very simple.

At the moment I'm completely torn - I love apt, and *buntu in general,
but to me OpenSUSE highlights everything that is missing in Kubuntu -
polish, polish and more polish. From the moment your computer comes
out of it's POST you have a high-resolution, clean and well thought
out interface (including the multi-boot selector).

I wish Canonical would spend just half the time it does on Ubuntu as Kubuntu....

> Anyway, I do appreciate all the time and effort that others spend scratching
> their respective itches here. I'm a Python developer trying to learn PyQt
> development on the side, but so far have had little time outside of my day
> job to make much progress, so I apologize for only critiquing without
> supplying a patch.

Heh, I'm in the same boat as well. If only there were a few more hours
in a day.... but I thought I might as well add my $0.02...

> Cheers,
> John-Scott
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