Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 22:47 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "Today, KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. This update is the third in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.5 series. 4.5.3 brings bugfixes and translation updates on top of KDE SC 4.5 series and is a recommended update for everyone running 4.5.2 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE SC 4 is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come."
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WhooHoo!
by shaunehunter on Thu 4th Nov 2010 01:19 UTC
shaunehunter
Member since:
2007-02-12

*checks updates* nope, *reloads package list* grrrr, *checks repos* bhaa, *checks updates* aarrgh! damn you Kubuntu I don't want to wait!

I know it'll be a day or so but I have the attention span of a goldfish and need the immidate gratifications.

hmmm.....better go check my updates.

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RE: WhooHoo!
by mtzmtulivu on Thu 4th Nov 2010 01:30 UTC in reply to "WhooHoo!"
mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14

..he he he ..i build from source and i have it running since two days ago ..

This release fix the only two bugs i was hitting in my day to day use and i am a happy KDE SC user!!! ..

I stopped using KDE SC from trunk couple of months ago. It seem so mature to me now that trunk isnt that interesting anymore.

I am sure i will read a development blog sooner or later that will compel me to go back to running from trunk but i just dont see what that will be at the moment.

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RE: WhooHoo!
by mat69 on Thu 4th Nov 2010 11:52 UTC in reply to "WhooHoo!"
mat69 Member since:
2006-03-29

Indeed. ;)
Same thing here, though I only had to wait a few hours or something before my used arch mirror synchronosed. ;)

In this case that was quite important for me though, as a recent update unrelated to KDE -- one or two days ago -- broke KDE for me. It constantly crashed and the only thing I could use was my devel account and start the programs for my normal account via ssh.^^

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RE: WhooHoo!
by n.l.o on Thu 4th Nov 2010 11:56 UTC in reply to "WhooHoo!"
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

*checks updates* nope, *reloads package list* grrrr, *checks repos* bhaa, *checks updates* aarrgh! damn you Kubuntu I don't want to wait!

I know it'll be a day or so but I have the attention span of a goldfish and need the immidate gratifications.

hmmm.....better go check my updates.


I have the following PPA's enabled on Kubuntu 10.10 and 4.5.3 was available after an apt update and upgrade.

ppa:kubuntu-ppa
ppa:kubuntu-ppa/beta
ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

edit: Forget that, aptitude upgrade installed bits of 4.5.3, aptitude dist-upgrade wants to delete half of KDE. Will wait a bit longer methinks!

Edited 2010-11-04 12:00 UTC

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Why Debain do you taunt me so!!
by uteck on Thu 4th Nov 2010 05:42 UTC
uteck
Member since:
2006-07-16

My laptop running Debian Sid is still at 4.4.5 ;)
One of these I might just wipe and install Kubuntu or Mint, but other then being slow to update it is nice and stable.

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satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

My laptop running Debian Sid is still at 4.4.5 ;)
One of these I might just wipe and install Kubuntu or Mint, but other then being slow to update it is nice and stable.


I tired of hearing that Debian is so stable. I think Debian's stability is overrated. Every single distro I tried was stable. The difference is that some distros offer the latest software, some not. In the very rare case where you get burned by an update you can always fix it if you know your way around. So, why not enjoy the latest and the greatest?
Edit: This is from desktop perspective. Server is a different matter.

Edited 2010-11-04 11:51 UTC

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

The latest and greatest is fine only if you have only one or two personal computers. Then you can use Sid. If you're supposed to maintain dozens or hundreds of workstations, you want trouble-free.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I tired of hearing that Debian is so stable. I think Debian's stability is overrated. Every single distro I tried was stable.

You are lucky, sir ;)

Each time I wanted to try a new release of a desktop distro on my old PC, I first tried it on a separate partition because there was a very high chance that something would break with the update. Generally in the graphics, Wi-Fi, or sound areas, where things are non-standard, and so less tested per chipset.

Sure, once linux runs, it's extremely stable. But putting the CD in the drive and knowing for sure that it will work as long as the hardware works well for someone in the linux world... It's a thing which only a few distros like Debian can provide.

Edited 2010-11-04 18:09 UTC

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Arch Linux FTW
by diegoviola on Thu 4th Nov 2010 07:56 UTC
diegoviola
Member since:
2006-08-15

[diego@myhost ~]$ su - root
Password:
[root@myhost ~]# pacman -Syu
:: Synchronizing package databases...
core is up to date
extra 478.5K 50.1K/s 00:00:10 [#######################################################] 100%
community 393.7K 49.9K/s 00:00:08 [#######################################################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (46): bash-4.1.009-1 db-5.1.19-2 apr-util-1.3.10-2 device-mapper-2.02.75-1 heimdal-1.3.3-2 perl-5.12.1-3 iproute2-2.6.35-4
kdeartwork-wallpapers-4.5.3-1 libxcursor-1.1.11-1 kdelibs-4.5.3-1 oxygen-icons-4.5.3-1 kdebase-runtime-4.5.3-1 kdebase-lib-4.5.3-1
kdebase-dolphin-4.5.3-1 kdebase-konsole-4.5.3-1 kdepimlibs-4.5.3-1 libxcomposite-0.4.3-1 libxext-1.2.0-1 libxrandr-1.3.1-1
kdebase-workspace-4.5.3-1 kdebase-plasma-4.5.3-1 kdegraphics-libs-4.5.3-1 kdegraphics-gwenview-4.5.3-1 kdegraphics-ksnapshot-4.5.3-1
kdegraphics-okular-4.5.3-1 kdemultimedia-kmix-4.5.3-1 kdenetwork-kopete-4.5.3-1 kdeplasma-addons-applets-showdesktop-4.5.3-1
kdeutils-kcalc-4.5.3-1 libdmx-1.1.1-1 gd-2.0.36RC1-3 libgphoto2-2.4.10-1 libsasl-2.1.23-5 libsm-1.2.0-1 libxfont-1.4.3-1
libxinerama-1.1.1-1 libxt-1.0.9-1 lvm2-2.02.75-1 python2-2.7-3 redland-1.0.12-2 openoffice-base-3.2.1-3 pam-1.1.1-2 ruby-1.9.2_p0-4
subversion-1.6.9-7 xorg-server-common-1.9.2-1 xorg-server-1.9.2-1

Total Download Size: 313.84 MB
Total Installed Size: 875.78 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages from extra...

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