Kubuntu papercuts

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 23:34:11 UTC 2018

Hey devels:

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 2:50 PM, pointedstick <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
> Wifi passwords asked twice
> - 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

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

"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

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!


> 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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