Kubuntu Karmic: OK, but sometimes like uncontrolled horse (Was: Switching a friend to Ubuntu)

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 16:23:03 UTC 2010

2010/1/26 Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com>:
> Hello Dotan and Everybody
> 2010/1/26 Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>:
>>> For a proper summary on how this mess looks like, I would need to
>>> discover some 'chaos patterns'  ....
>> Are you sure that you are on a recent version of KDE 4?
> Yes - in November I upgraded to Karmic along with the KDE version
> coming with it. In December I upgraded KDE to version I am working
> with now: KDE 4.3.3.
>>.....KDE <= 4.2 would move the icons  around the panel if they are unlocked.
> This I can confirm by my own experience. But it is getting better
> already. It is quite probable that I have summarised in my previous
> mails in this thread my experiences ever since Jaunty and the KDE
> version coming with that one. This afternoon I discovered that my
> widgets were 'unlocked' - however, no problems occurred. But I
> preferred to lock them again, in order to prevent complications during
> my working sessions.

All right, thanks. I will have to assume that the problem is fixed (as
all other sources say that) until you tell me that on KDE 4.3.x or
4.4.x the plasmoids still move around. So if you do leave them
unlocked and they move around, let me know!

>>  Please test with 4.4 (the RC is available now) as I think that issue is resolved.
> Is it possible to test a KDE 'release candidate'  without seriously
> messing up the system? I dared to upgrade to 4.3., because it was a
> 'stable' release. On the other hand, I am willing to test and report
> my experiences, if it helps to contribute like this to the development
> of Kubuntu.

I have a separate partition set aside for these matters, but you could
also use a LiveCD. I will tell you now, Kaddressbook has been
rewritten in KDE 4.4 and it is missing a few features. You should read
these and please comment on what will affect you to convince the dev
to fix it quickly:

Missing fields in new Kaddressbook for KDE SC 4.4

Please add columns to Kaddressbook's main window

Please restore Apply button to Kaddressbook Edit Contact Dialogue

>> Pressing the (+) magnifier near the center of the screen should bring you back
>> to the desktop that you know.
> ? Pls. explain.

In your screenshot, you have a bar below the Activity (near the center
of the image) that looks somthing like this:
+   |    Add Widgets...   |   ⌕   |   ⌬

The third one from the left is the magnifier. Click it to magnify that activity.

Dotan Cohen


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