KDE4.3 beta issues

Terrell Prude' Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Wed May 27 02:27:29 UTC 2009

Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> On that, we wholeheartedly agree!  KDE 4.2.2 should've been KDE 4.0.
>> What got released as 4.0 was really still alpha code.  4.1 was what I
>> might call "beta" and should *NEVER* have been included in Kubuntu as
>> the default.  4.2.x is actually decent, though still not
>> feature-complete compared to KDE 3.5.
> KDE 4.0 was the release of the stable APIs, not a stable desktop. KDE
> is _not_ a desktop, it is an umbrella name for a lot of technologies.
> The KDE 4.0 desktop was clearly labeled as "not for end users" and the
> KDE 4.1desktop was also clearly labeled as "for early adopters only".
> Complain to your distro that they included this software, that was
> clearly labeled as not meant for use.

It shouldn't have been called KDE 4.0, then.  Same with 4.1.  They 
should've been called KDE 4.0alpha and KDE 4.0beta, respectively.  And 
yes, KDE *is* a desktop environment.  That's why it's called the K 
Desktop Environment (KDE).

>> I do look forward to trying out KDE 4.3 beta when it hits the Jaunty
>> repositories, like what was done with 4.2 and Intrepid.  I sure hope
>> they included a decent replacement for kprinter in 4.3.
> If you tell me what you find indecent about the current kprinter, then
> we can file bugs and help ensure that it is decent, not just hope.

That's the problem--there is no current kprinter.  It's gone.  It used 
to be there in KDE 3.5, and it's how I got GNOME apps to use the KDE 
printer subsystem.

Now, if kprinter is there, but it's hidden (that means you can't point 
GNOME apps to "kprinter"), then by all means, do let em know where it is 



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