Jaunty clean install and some suggestions

Luka Renko lure at kubuntu.org
Mon Mar 9 22:52:21 GMT 2009

On Friday 06 March 2009 00:16:55 Luka Renko wrote:
> 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 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


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