upgrade 8.04 -> 9.04+kde3: how?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 15:46:05 UTC 2009

> I just opened a local PDF. It looks suspiciously like Okular (sp?)
> within the Konqueror window to me. Maybe Okular is just another name for
> Konqueror.

Yes, it is embedding Okular transparently just as it embedded Dolphin
transparently. You can get very creative with this.

>> Konqueror lets the user open two PDFs side by side, or a PDF and a web
>> page, or a PDF and a file system on a remote host.
>> Konqueror in KDE 3 had many context-menu scripts, for all kinds of operations.
>> Konqueror in KDE 3 had a metadata tab that listed _all_ the metadata of a file.
> All very handy but not necessarily file/folder management tasks.

Which is why Konqueror is a power-users tool. For many folks, it
overlapped into the not-really-file-browsing space just enough to be
very useful, but not bloated.

>  From what I saw I had about all the Okular tools, but I didn't see much
> more. BUT, then I didn't spend a lot of time messing around with it.

Okular won't natively let you put two PDFs side by side, or in two tabs.

> Most of them just want KDE 3.x back.

Most of them have "that one last feature" that they are holding out
on, but have a hard time identifying what it is. My job
(self-appointed) is to wring out of them which feature that is, and
make sure that it gets put into KDE 4.

Dotan Cohen


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