Kubuntu papercuts

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 01:06:09 UTC 2018


Hey devels,

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 12:19 PM, Nate Graham <pointedstick at zoho.com> wrote:

> I've got a few more ideas to polish up Kubuntu's visual presentation and
> UX for 18.04:
>
> Use default wallpaper as background for KScreenlocker and SDDM lock screen
> - https://phabricator.kde.org/T7854


The screenshots are great! With the caveat that some wallpapers are less
wonderful than others, I'm a  +1 on doing this for our LTS. Other opinions?


> Use Ubuntu font instead of Noto Sans
> - https://phabricator.kde.org/T7848


My answer on this one depends on our international users. Noto has an
amazing range of support for other languages that don't use the
American/British English alphabet. I don't believe that Ubuntu has anywhere
near that. I think our users in India, Russia, Japan, China, and Korea
appreciate the character support.

I'd like to hear from them about this, so I suggest posting this link on
Kubuntuforums, and the Kubuntu User list, at least.


> Turn off Translucency effect when moving and resizing windows
> - https://phabricator.kde.org/T7855


Please comment on the phab. I say +1.


> Turn on Glide effect
> - https://phabricator.kde.org/T7856


+1


> Add a "Show Desktop" widget to the far right side of the default panel
> - https://phabricator.kde.org/T7857


And +1. More below, as I never finished testing out Nate's list.

Thanks everyone!
>
> Nate
>
>
> On 01/30/2018 04:34 PM, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
>
>> Hey devels:
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 2:50 PM, pointedstick <pointedstick at zoho.com
>> <mailto:pointedstick at zoho.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     Howdy everyone! Valorie invited me to join this list and share my
>>     list of Kubuntu issues and papercuts, being a full-time user of
>>     17.10. Here's the list:
>>
>>
>>     Major issues
>>     ------------
>>     - Samba doesn't prompt the user to create a Samba password when
>>     first installed, or re-use the existing one
>>     -- https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1700588
>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1700588>
>>
>>     Wifi passwords asked twice
>>     -
>>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+
>> bug/1572244
>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+
>> bug/1572244>
>>
>>
>> It seems there is active work on the associated KDE bug reports but no
>> "fix released" yet. Perhaps we need to raise this issue on the
>> KDE-Distributions list and see how many other distros are also experiencing
>> this bug. When I encounter it, it is *really* annoying.
>>
>>
>>     Minor issues
>>     ------------
>>     Ubuntu doesn't compile Okular with text-to-speech capabilities
>>     - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/okular/+bug/1717131
>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/okular/+bug/1717131>
>>
>>
>> Looks like this dependency just needs to be added and the package rebuilt.
>>
>>     kde-thumbnailer-openoffice doesn't work in Plasma 5; no ODF previews
>>     -
>>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde-thumbnailer-
>> openoffice/+bug/1711566
>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde-thumbnailer-
>> openoffice/+bug/1711566>
>>
>>
>> "the OpenDocument thumbnailer needs to be compiled as a KF5 version,
>> otherwise Dolphin will not use them.
>>
>> https://store.kde.org/content/show.php?content=110864 has a patch from
>> an openSUSE developer.
>>
>> I suggest to report this issue to the bug tracker of your distribution,
>> asking them to apply that patch."
>>
>> So again, including the proper patch in there and rebuilding would fix
>> this in my humble not-a-packager opinion.
>>
>>     Kubuntu Dolphin package's appstream metadata specifies Nautilus's
>>     icon instead of its own
>>     - https://phabricator.kde.org/T7717 <https://phabricator.kde.org/T
>> 7717>
>>
>>
>> This is just embarrassing! Probably an oversight long ago.
>>
>> Out of time for right now, but thank you to Nate Graham for taking the
>> time!
>>
>> Valorie
>>
>>
>>     Ubuntu doesn't package the Discover Snap backend
>>     -
>>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-discover/+
>> bug/1742298
>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-discover/+
>> bug/1742298>
>>
>
Is it possible to reuse Neon's Snap? or help them fix it if it is
non-working.

    Feature requests/nice-to-haves
>>     ------------------------------
>>     - Adopt openSUSE patch that adds high-res icons for Firefox and
>>     Thunderbird, so the Large Icons task switcher in KDE Plasma doesn't
>>     have ugly icons
>>     -- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1715213
>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1715213>
>>     --
>>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mozilla-thunderbir
>> d/+bug/1715214
>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mozilla-thunderbi
>> rd/+bug/1715214>
>>
>
IMO we should do this. Instead of looking crappy, it will look good! And if
Mozilla won't do it, we should.

    In Kubuntu, plasma-discover-flatpak-backend should add flathub repo
>>     during installation
>>     -
>>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-discover/+
>> bug/1737645
>>     <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-discover/+
>> bug/1737645>
>>
>
Amen and  +1 to this. I had no clue why my flatpak test install failed.

    Use better font anti-aliasing settings by default
>>     - https://phabricator.kde.org/T7618 <https://phabricator.kde.org/T
>> 7618>
>>
>>
>>     Thanks everyone!
>>
>>     Nate Graham
>>
>
I understand that this last one is a bit complicated, since systems vary so
widely. Still, I think it's worth a look.

 Valorie
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