Kubuntu beta 1 candiadate images need testing

Patrick Dickey pdickeybeta at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 18:00:43 GMT 2010

On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 12:00:16 +0000
kubuntu-devel-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:

> Re: Kubuntu beta 1 candiadate images need testing

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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 09:57:10 -0500
> From: Richard JOHNSON <nixternal at ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: Kubuntu beta 1 candiadate images need testing
> To: Kubuntu Developer Discussion <kubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <20100318145710.GH1573 at 3LockBox>
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> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 04:37:09PM +0800, Pan Shi Zhu wrote:
> [...]
> > There're some pretty minor problem:
> > 
> > 1. karmic's default wallpaper is "Air", while lucid has the default
> > "Ethais" (I guess so). The default wallpaper does not change
> > automatically after upgrade. I have to manually change the
> > wallpaper.
> > 
> > Expected behavior: if user has the wallpaper "Air", change it to
> > Ethais, if user had changed to something else, then don't touch
> > it.  
> I experienced this as well last evening while upgrading from Karmic to
> Lucid for docs and screenshots. I was left with just a blue
> background and no wallpaper. I had to set it manually as well.
> > 2. In karmic, I had disabled Nepomuk and Strigi in system settings,
> > but in Lucid it is enabled again, I had to manually disable it
> > again.
> >
> > Expected behavior: if user has settings in karmic, keep the setting
> > in lucid.  
> Same here. Nepomuk is fine to have enabled by default I think,
> however we shouldn't enable Strigi by default. We do need to respect
> defaults if possible.
> > Well, these may or may not be bugs.  
> I would say they are bugs. I am fairly certain both are already
> known, and if not, you get a cookie for letting everyone know :)

I think if you have something disabled by default, then the upgrade
should ask you whether you want to enable it.  If there were changes in
the underlying application or service, they should be noted in the
request.  Because some people may have disabled the setting due to a
conflict, which no longer applies.

Short of being able to do that, I think it should be disabled, but
something should be shown to the user to indicate that changes were
made to the underlying application or service, which they may want to
check into.

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