Bugs and irritations
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 08:24:51 UTC 2009
OK after some time with Karmic 9.10 as main system here some bugs and
Openoffice major bug - kde filepicker overwrites existing file without
any warning. Bug open in Launchpad marked "incomplete"?? What is
incomplete about creating a document name it "whatever", save it. Close
Openoffice, start it again and create a document, call it "whatever" and
it overwrites the existing file without warning?
Renders the openoffice kde filepicker more or less useless.
Openoffice Java did not work until I did "sudo aptitude install
openoffice.org" that pulled in a number of packages not in default
installation. Meaning "wizards" do not work and that is irritating for
Display Settings are not remembered at boot/reboot until you go to
System Settings, Display. Again - explain that to Newbie and he/she says
"que, every time I boot?".
Login KDM window: type wrong username or password and not so much as a
hint that something was wrong. Just a "blink" and you can retype the
username and password. No message such as "wrong password", "wrong
username". Spent some time yesterday with a user that had forgotten a
capital letter in her username.. had to boot into "recover mode" and
check existing users to sort that. A userlist might be a good idea at login.
KPackagekit - try to explain to new users that they must know the name
of any application to find/install it and not just check for say Games,
Office or whatever.
Amarok2 - .... where do I start. Playlists: I can no longer just ask for
50 random tracks from my collection but have to figure out a "criteria"
for that first. I can no longer check for mp3 tags from internet for
songs loaded without such. At least I have not yet figured out how.
Those are the 2 biggest issues I think
On the up side: I really like KDE4 "overall" design and concept and am
an avid Kubuntu user
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