KDE 4.2 Beta 1 availble for Intrepid
pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Sat Dec 6 21:29:19 UTC 2008
On Saturday 06 December 2008 10:44 Nigel Ridley wrote:
> 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
> On the web page: http://www.kubuntu.org/node/58 it says not to report
> bugs.... OK. Just to let you all know that I found an annoying one: Try
> resizing the Panel (maybe it's an NVidia related bug) it causes 4 5th's of
> the screen to go black - with no apparent way to get the [plasma] desktop
> back again (without logging out and then back in again).
> Apart from that it really looks a lot better and has already fixed some
> rendering issues such as the icons on the Panel not displaying properly.
> There are also lots more plasmoids/widgets available - the 'Weather' one is
> really useful -- careful of the 'Bouncing Ball' widget, if you enable the
> 'Physics' option -- it bounces all over the place and it's real fun trying
> to 'catch' it to reconfigure it!!
Is this a problem with multiple monitors or only a single monitor. If the
former, then it may be related to a known bug in X with Intel graphic chips.
Force X not to scan for a TV output.
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