KDE 4.2 Beta 1 availble for Intrepid

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 23:48:28 UTC 2008

lists at ptfd.org wrote:
> On Friday 05 December 2008 17:20:49 Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
>> Instructions on how to upgrade here:
>>   http://www.kubuntu.org/node/58
>> Warning! unlike neon this will update your current KDE install - there is
>> no backing out.
>> Having said that I *really* like it, KDE 4.2 is going to be awesome. Actual
>> New and improved features in KMail!
>> However it is quirky, I had a lot of problems getting kmail running. The
>> Akonadi server was broken to start off with and eventually I had to disable
>> akonadi altogether.
>> The problem with columns loosing their settings and getting random widths
>> is worse than ever.
>> If you have custom plasma applets they will probably be broken.
>> Installation from source can fix this if you'r game :)
>> Right click spelling suggestions inline with Konqueror!
>> Heaps of UI tweaks which I quite like on the whole. Definitely a big step
>> forward, like from 4.0 to 4.1
> I did this and havent found the problems you mention. I did notice a VERY 
> LARGE NUMBER of kde apps being "held back" though?

how did you upgrade? in apt or aptitude, using upgrade causes this. to 
resolve it, use dist-upgrade with apt or fullupgrade with aptitude.
as for graphical package managers, i'm not sure...

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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