Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Jun 2011 18:01 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "KDE has released a release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases." Focuses of this release are Kwin support for OpenGL-ES 2.0 (oooh purty!), an interface refresh for Dolphin, and loads of other stuff.
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RE: Nice, but...
by lemur2 on Mon 27th Jun 2011 10:33 UTC in reply to "Nice, but..."
lemur2
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making a mobile broadband wizard. KDE requires you to fill all the cryptic parameters by hand, while in Gnome you just select your provider from a list and you're ready to go...


I live in Adelaide, South Australia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide

This is a relatively small city of a little over 1 million people.

Even though I don't use mobile broadband, I would be willing to wager that there is absolutely no wizard, for any OS, which would know the parameters for any local mobile broadband provider.

When I once did install mobile broadband for another extended family member on Mint (which uses GNOME), no wizard was of any use at all. I simply called the mobile broadband provider technical help on the telephone, and I asked what the parameters were, and then I typed them into the network manager dialogue box. The same network manager code is used in KDE, BTW.

Edited 2011-06-27 10:42 UTC

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