Status of Lucid???

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at
Thu May 13 15:31:47 UTC 2010

On 05/13/2010 10:12 AM, Kaj Haulrich wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 07:35 -0500, Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
>> On 05/13/2010 02:06 AM, Bill vance wrote:
>>> I'm getting notices about the latest stable version of Lucid
>>> being available.
>>> Just how good/bad is it?  Has it fixed the problems that
>>> Karmic has, like sub microscopic printing in the menuing, or
>>> on the various gadgets, and not being capable of recognizing,
>>> or otherwise dealing with Hewlett Packard printers, etc?
>>> Bill
>> All I can say is that for my use it seems to work pretty well. Just wish
>> I could figure out how to get my Wacom Tablet working. But, it didn't
>> work before the upgrade either. That's about the biggest issue I've come
>> across so far.
> Well, since you asked here's my take on it: Finally - after all those
> years with linux and KDE - I gave up on Kubuntu.
> First, the recent upgrade from Karmic to Lucid trashed wireless on my
> laptops rendering them essentially useless. I managed to fix them -
> temporarily, that is - by rolling wicd back to the Karmic version.

I've never had any issue with the standard network manager. [ but I have 
to say my needs are simple. ] We just came back from a trip and it 
worked flawlessly in the hotel on their wireless system. It works well 
here on our home network also.

> Then I upgraded my desktop (a relatively new triple-CPU 64bit machine).
> Ever since then I've had unending trouble, first and foremost with
> Akonadi crashing Kmail and who knows what. Nepomuk eating all CPU
> ressources, that damnned 'cashew' changing my screen etc. etc...

I don't use Kmail so I have no issue with this problem.  No issues with 
Nepomuk, whatever that is. The cashew only does anything when I click on 
it, which is virtually never.

> I don't know why someone came up with the idea of this Akonadi-crap. No
> way to get rid of it or turn it off, as far as I could see. And I
> remember the good old days when everything KDE was rock solid. Now it's
> gone all the way into the crapola department...
> OK - I got all my beloved KDE-apps (digikam, gwenview, kipi-plugins,
> dolphin, krename etc.) back again, thusly:
> Installed vanilla Ubuntu 10.04. Then all the KDE apps mentioned. When
> everything worked well, I purged Akonadi and associated crap(was
> installed automatically by the KDE apps as dependencies). And now
> everything runs like a lightning in oil.
> Life is good.
> Kaj Haulrich.

Some people are like Slinky's.

Not good for much but fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.

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