Can I get my desktop back in 15.04?

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Wed May 6 05:30:44 UTC 2015

O. Sinclair composed on 2015-05-06 07:03 (UTC+0200):

> This is of course a personal reflection but I don't see why the choice
> should be either KDE 3.5.10 or Plasma5.

It isn't. TDE has evolved beyond 3.5.10, and as you suggested, sticking with
14.10 should be valid, at least for most users who didn't stick with
14.04LTS, another valid option.

>  What is wrong with the stable 14.10 KDE4 version?

Nothing, to those who don't know any better, but to many in the know, the
same things wrong with any KDE4. KDE4 never recovered all the features lost
in the V3-to-V4 rewrite, devoting limited upstream KDE resources instead to
bling, fixing new bugs, and paradigm changes, instead of recovering lost
features. The V4-to-V5 rewrite is dejavu so far. 5.2 isn't ready, 5.3 won't
be ready, and 5.4 doesn't appear to be on track to match V4 capability either.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata  ***

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