KDE 3.5 with ubuntu 9.04

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Sat Apr 25 20:38:00 UTC 2009

stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">Hakan 
> Koseoglu wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
>>> Why don't you use xfce, as in xubuntu-desktop. This is an officeal
>> Because I like KDE? :-)
>> Although I don't really fancy KDE4, the main reason I can't use it on
>> one of my boxes is due to a bug
>> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-openchrome/+bug/299631) 
>> which crashes KDE4 immediately whereas KDE3.5 works perfectly fine.
> I am curious; is what you don't like about KDE 4.2.2 the way the Kmenu 
> works?  If that is so, there are two plasmoids that accomplish that 
> task, one that is the new type, and one that is like the 3.5, where it 
> opens similarly.  Because of my equipment, I had to use Jaunty early 
> in the Alpha stage and am used to the new method.  Each time a glitch 
> came up during the testing stages, I sometimes would lose the 
> new-style Kmail button and would have to use the traditional style 
> that was like 3.5.  Strangely enough, after I got used to the new 
> method, I preferred the new to the old.  But if that is your reason 
> for preferring 3.5, you might want to take a look at it.  I think it 
> is called the traditional Kmenu.  I also read chatter about the 
> possibility of 3.5 being retained, but don't know if that is true.
> Steven

Steven, it doesn't sound like he doesn't "like" KDE 4.x.  Rather, it 
sounds like there's an OpenChrome bug that makes it, but not KDE 3.5, 
crash.  Those are separate issues.

But since you asked about KDE 3.5 vs. KDE 4.2.x preferences....

For me, KDE 4.2.x is not yet feature-complete the way KDE 3.5 is.  One 
big, big issue for me is no KPrinter (it's already been decided to 
remove it, so reporting this as a bug doesn't help).  KPrinter is about 
the easiest way to get GTK/GNOME apps (e. g. Evolution, GQView, and so 
on) to actually use the KDE printing system.  Note that this is just one 
example of feature-incompleteness, not the only one.

I use Kubuntu Intrepid with KDE 4.2.x at work to get to know the new 
KDE.  I have it configured for the "traditional" KMenu, and it's 
useable.  But when I need to do serious work, I still call for KDE 3.5.

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