Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Mar 2009 09:07 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.2.1. "The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Cream", (a.k.a KDE 4.2.1), another bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop." You can wait for your distribution to package it, or download it yourself.
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works great!
by pczanik on Thu 5th Mar 2009 10:13 UTC
pczanik
Member since:
2006-03-17

Using 4.2.1 from the openSUSE build service, and it works great. Most of the bugs I ran into are now gone and it also feels to load faster.

A big thank you to the KDE team!

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No title
by sj87 on Thu 5th Mar 2009 10:29 UTC
sj87
Member since:
2007-12-16

Arch Linux actually released this already a week ago. The same happened with KDE 4.1.x releases aswell. Dunno where they got it.

Nice that the KDE team fixed that annoying KRunner bug, but a bad thing they didn't fix the problems with Konsole. I'm always a bit frustrated when right click menu dies for no reason and I have to close my SSH sessions and boot Konsole.

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RE: No title
by Zolookas on Thu 5th Mar 2009 20:23 UTC in reply to "No title"
Zolookas Member since:
2006-03-01

Distributors get KDE releases 1 week before official release. You can find that information somewhere in KDE site.

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v Plasma Icon
by charlieb on Thu 5th Mar 2009 10:59 UTC
RE: Plasma Icon
by zegenie on Thu 5th Mar 2009 12:37 UTC in reply to "Plasma Icon"
zegenie Member since:
2005-12-31

No... and looking at them both now - still can't see what you mean. Sure, they're both round and have dots... but a rip-off? haha...

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RE[2]: Plasma Icon
by charlieb on Thu 5th Mar 2009 15:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Plasma Icon"
charlieb Member since:
2008-12-16

I must have forgotten to select the "joke alert" icon...

Oh wait that's El Reg...

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RE: Plasma Icon
by satan666 on Thu 5th Mar 2009 14:23 UTC in reply to "Plasma Icon"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

Anyone else noticed that the plasma icon is a rip-off of the gnome foot?

Have you noticed that your post is collapsed?

I'm running KDE 4.2.1 on Mandriva 2009.1 and it's just beautiful and stable.

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4.2 from ports
by Lengsel on Thu 5th Mar 2009 19:41 UTC
Lengsel
Member since:
2006-04-19

Have any of you had problems getting 4.2 working and running from ports? I haven't figured out if it's a port issue with X7.4 or if it is K4.2. I am wondering if this maintenance release will fix whatever is going on once it gets ported over.

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v Black taskbar... Grey windows....
by Jason Bourne on Fri 6th Mar 2009 01:00 UTC
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Hmmm... the taskbar is still black... so I guess I will stick with Vista for now... and... the windows are grey gradient... gotta keep MacOS on my notebook for now too...

I know I shouldn't feed the troll, but...meh, I just woke up, my head aches and I don't feel too happy so what the heck; you know you can change the theme? O_o I hate the default theme myself too, it's downright ugly, but it shouldn't be that hard to download another one from kde-look or something. I don't think chimps would understand the concept but any human being over 12 years old should.

Reply Score: 5

Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Oh come on, you know better than that.
When the Vista theme is ugly you just need to change it, when it's a Linux theme that's ugly it's a major disaster without salvation.

Reply Score: 5

lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Oh come on, you know better than that.
When the Vista theme is ugly you just need to change it, when it's a Linux theme that's ugly it's a major disaster without salvation.


To be strictly faithful to the type of commenter that kicked off this particular sub-thread ... if its a Vista theme it is necessarily beautiful, whereas if it is a Linux theme it is by definition ugly ... and indeed a major disaster without salvation to boot.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Well, if it matters so much for you, KDE 4.3 will introduce a new Plasma theme called 'Air'. It will be mostly white/gray. BTW the taskbar isn't black, its transparent, and the color thus depends on your background. Without compositing (and thus without transparency) it is blue.

Reply Score: 4