Kubuntu papercuts

pointedstick pointedstick at zoho.com
Tue Jan 30 22:50:47 UTC 2018

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

Wifi passwords asked twice
- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/1572244

Minor issues
Ubuntu doesn't compile Okular with text-to-speech capabilities
- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/okular/+bug/1717131

kde-thumbnailer-openoffice doesn't work in Plasma 5; no ODF previews
- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde-thumbnailer-openoffice/+bug/1711566

Kubuntu Dolphin package's appstream metadata specifies Nautilus's icon instead of its own
- https://phabricator.kde.org/T7717

Ubuntu doesn't package the Discover Snap backend
- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-discover/+bug/1742298

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/mozilla-thunderbird/+bug/1715214

In Kubuntu, plasma-discover-flatpak-backend should add flathub repo during installation
- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plasma-discover/+bug/1737645

Use better font anti-aliasing settings by default
- https://phabricator.kde.org/T7618

Thanks everyone!

Nate Graham

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