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 * I don't know why the contents of the .kde4 directory for hardy kde4 remix users isn't automatically transferred to .kde. At first I wondered where all my setings, mails etc. where gone until I found they were still in .kde4. Copied some files over to .kde and now all works well again.
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-- [[LaunchpadHome:o-monroe]] <<DateTime(2008-10-06T22:16:57Z)>>

Introduction

  • Add your feedback like this w/o the bold, and then use the @SIG@ at the end of your line, look at the first post for reference

  • All serious issues should be still submitted as bug!

  • Please nest a reply when you are responding on another reaction. Otherwise it will grow in a mess.... Thank you.

  • We do not usually respond to these comments, there are too many, but they do go directly into the developers e-mail and every one is read

I have been testing this beta, and I see many display-related issues. Firefox, for example, looks quite ugly. The tabs don't show properly, and there are display issues when viewing my Gmail email as well. Furthermore, I see a problem with fonts. The different in size between font size 11 and size 12 is quite big. Going up from size 9 to 10 to 11 is okay. Then, size 12 suddenly becomes huge! The trouble is, size 12 is my preferred font size (I use that currently on Feisty, where it looks fine). I also notice that the fonts do not look the same on KDE apps and firefox, even though I have set the option in KDE's control panel to apply the same font to GTK apps. All this works just fine under Feisty, but looks broken on this beta. Sadly, Feisty is not going to be supported soon, otherwise I'd happily stick to it for at least another year.

I was not able to obtain an interface in my language (italian): I selected Italian in Ubiquity, but Kde is still in english (apart from konqueror and some parts of other apps). Even if I install kde-l10n-it (which isn't installed by default) the situation remains the same. In hardy I have a full kde 4.1 in italian. Also I didn't see a button for managing users in systemsettings, as in kde3: that would be useful. Apart from this it is a great release. Thanks!

I've been testing the beta for a whole day, and love what I've seen so far! Loved KDE3 in Kubuntu 8.04 and LOVE KDE4 in Kubuntu 8.10 beta! So far only a few minor bugs have showed, nothing at all serious. One "bug" that is still present from 8.04 is that, when using logitech dinovo edge bluetooth keyboard with usb dongle, I have to pull out, replug and reconnect ("pair") the dongle after every boot. I circumvent this by disabling bluetooth ("sudo update-rc.d -f bluetooth remove"). Also the ctrl+c for copy didn't work until I configured klipper to "ignore selection", but this may have been a coincidence. Thanks for a great release! -- oekj 2008-10-03 16:28:00

Now these are my impressions after a few days of fiddeling with the beta:

  • At first I had a problem with the scim client causing apps to take very long to start. fixed that by uninstalling the scim client. a bug about that has already been filed by others.
  • Another problem was koficce not starting. I found out that this wwas due to a conflict between previously installed koffice 2 alpha packages and the koffice 1 packages installed by intrepid beta. Fixed that by removing koffice 2.
  • Adept 3 is looking nice but behaves strangely: When typing a package name (correctly) after some letters typed the package appears in the list but disappears again after more kys typed. There is also a bug about that filed.
  • I don't know why the contents of the .kde4 directory for hardy kde4 remix users isn't automatically transferred to .kde. At first I wondered where all my setings, mails etc. where gone until I found they were still in .kde4. Copied some files over to .kde and now all works well again.

There seems to be a conflict between knetworkmanager and network-manager-gnome. I have kde4 and xfce installed and after upgrading to intrepid beta, suddenly both network-manager frontends showed up on both desktops. The only thing that helped was removing the gnome version. But since knetworkmanager works well under xfce, that wasn' really a problem. Now to the biggest improvements for me compared to kde 4.1.1 on hardy:

  • Guidance Power Manager does so much more than the standard battery widget: current frequency, brightness settings... can't imagine life without it Wink ;)

  • The quick access plasmoid is pretty neat!
  • And lastly, perhaps rather unimportant for many, but key for my tablet-pc: Xrandr rotation finally works on my computer! Finally I can read my documents comfortably in kde4! Krandr tray still doesn't rotate on my machine (toshiba m200), but my xrandr script now works (at least most of the time).

All in all, it seems to be getting better and better and I hope I can soon live without Xfce. -- o-monroe 2008-10-06 22:16:57

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