Intrepid with KDE 4.2

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at
Wed Jan 28 18:42:25 UTC 2009

On 01/27/2009 Art Alexion wrote:
>  Well, I take back my original statement anyway.  Everything in 4.2 works
>  better and is more stable than 4.1... except the stuff I use the most...
>  quick launch which seems unconfigurable[1], and kmail which constantly
>  crashes.
>  [1] yeah, you can write your own .desktop files, but unlike older 
>  you can't configure auto-additon by popularity or drag and drop icons.

While I sat here last night playing on the computer I found that 4.2 was 
in the "ppa" repository for 8.10. Took me a while to find the correct 
place but did get there eventually. Just about midnight I was rebooting 
into KDE 4.2.

HIP hip hooray. The task bar [ whatever it's called ] is able to hide 
again. That's one of my favorite things. I don't like _ANYTHING_ on my 
desktop unlike my better half that has so much stuff you can't see the 

Plus one point.

Quick Launce was there but as noted by Art above still isn't very 
usable. Maybe someday they will get it right.

Minus one point.

Somehow in the update Kpatience was broken. Maybe there will be an 
update to fix that soon.

Minus one point.

Perhaps with no solitaire I will get off my B____ and do some of the 
other things that I should be doing instead.

Plus one point according to my better half.

SO, I guess it's pretty much a zero sum update so far.

I also want to publicly thank Jonas Norlander for sending his compiled 
Quick Launch applet. It arrived this morning and the update was already 

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