Jaunty clean install and some suggestions

Roderick B. Greening roderick.greening at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 04:50:55 GMT 2009


Please open bugs so we can track/address/resolve each issue individually.

And thank you very much for your work in testing this, you have uncovered some 
very important things we need to address.



On March 5, 2009 7:46:55 pm Luka Renko wrote:
> Hello all,
> Since I got new laptop to install, I have decided to start from scratch
> Kubuntu Jaunty install in order to cleanup my .kde and to also better see
> the default install of Kubuntu with KDE4. I have written down some notices
> for potential improvements.
> 1. Home directory
> After clean install, I get ~/screen-configurations.xml file. Not sure which
> application writes this file, but it looks like it should be in ~/.local
> (at least that is the place of another screen-configurations.xml file)
> 2. Package dependancies
> I have noticed that we get some gnome-ish packages by default. Note that I
> have installed Alpha 5 + updated to latest packages, so some of this may be
> already addressed.
> - evolution-documentation-en: see https://launchpad.net/bugs/333401
>   (imho, this should be treated as bug and not a wishlist)
> - network-manager-gnome: it was installed by default even though if has
> Recommends network-manager-gnome | network-manager-kde
>   (I suspect we could just add "| plasma-widget-network-manager)
> I have also noticed that I have also Crystal icon set installed, but this
> is probably due to KDE3 version of k3b (and openoffice.org-kde), which we
> will hopefully replace soon (or just drop in case of openoffice.org-kde).
> ;-)
> I wanted to also use kubuntu-restricted-extras, but I was suprised it
> wanted to install around 60 packages, including pulseaudio (which I would
> like to avoid for the time being) and further qt3 depends - I suspect, this
> just need someone to update it for KDE4.
> 3. Default config - System Settings
> GTK Style:
> - I think we should have "Use my KDE fonts for GTK application" by default.
> - Firefox & Thunderbird: missing icon
> Emoctions:
> - Default vs. KDE4 - they are similar (Oxygen look), but not the same -
> this is very confusing. Anybody understands this?
> Desktop Effects:
> - I thought this is auto enabled? On this laptop with Intel 4500 card it is
> not.
> 4. Default config - Plasma/Panel
> - kickoff: should we enabel change on hoover?
> - pager: should we show icons in 1 row (better for horiyontal panel)?
> - pager: should we enable icons by default?
> - digital clock: year is not that useful, I would replace if with weekday
> We can probably discuss config changes on next meeting and if somebody
> wants, I can open individual bugs for some of the above (just ask).
> Regards,
> Luka

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