Can I get my desktop back in 15.04?

Cody Smith cody.smith9202 at gmail.com
Thu May 7 03:30:16 UTC 2015


I say blame this on the KDE devs.

--c_smith

On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 8:11 PM, Michael Hirsch <mdhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On May 3, 2015 2:56 PM, "D. R. Evans" <doc.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Michael Hirsch wrote on 04/30/2015 10:57 PM:
> >
> > >
> > > So are you not running plasma 5?  I can't get plasma 5 to pay any
> > > attention to my KDE 4 settings.
> >
> > I never saw any response to help you with this
> >
> > Did you ever succeed?
>
> I haven't found a way to get my settings back, no.
>
> OTOH, I did find that KDE5 worked much better that KDE4 when Kubuntu first
> adopted it.  In fact, it seems significantly faster than KDE4, which is
> nice.  But losing all my configurations, shortcuts, etc is really annoying.
>
> > I was furious to discover that the "upgrade" did this, and if there's
> some way
> > to recover my settings, I'd sure like to know about it. At the very
> least a
> > warning that this was going to happen would have been in order.
>
> Yes, that was unconscionable.   I use Kubuntu because, like Ubuntu, it is
> a well maintained, desktop-oriented distribution that just works.  I don't
> expect it to destroy my desktop on upgrade.  And if they really needed to
> destroy it, why was there no warning?  Like "don't upgrade yet if you don't
> want to rebuild your environment as we haven't yet built a to that would
> transfer your setup."
>
> Speaking of which, most of my old settings have direct analogs in KDE5, so
> it seems like translating settings should be quite possible.  Is anyone
> working on that?
>
> Michael
>
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