Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 22:21 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE has released a new version of the KDE Software Compilation. This month's edition of KDE SC is a bugfix and translation update to KDE SC 4.4. KDE SC 4.4.2 is a recommended upgrade for everyone running KDE SC 4.4.1 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Users around the world will appreciate that KDE SC 4.4.2 multi-language support is more complete. KDE SC 4 is already translated into more than 50 languages, with more to come." Impromptu poll: Windows Phone 7 Series or KDE Software Compilation 4.4: which of the two rolls off the tongue the worst?
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RE: Comment by BluenoseJake
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 31st Mar 2010 03:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by BluenoseJake"
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I agree... KDE4 has come a long way, from the horrible 4.0, to the still crap 4.1, to the STILL crap but getting noticeably better 4.2, and 4.3--the version that, while still containing bugs, it finally seems to be almost ready for day-to-day use (not perfect, and it has annoyed me several times, but I've been using it in the form of openSUSE 11.2 for a while now). I toyed around with the Chakra live CD earlier, which was nice, and I've seen some welcome improvements.

Meanwhile, I don't know if this is a Chakra-specific change, but I HATED Amarok's toolbar. If you could call it that, it only had a play/pause button and some text saying "go to the next track." Please tell me this isn't actually an upstream Amarok change... the interface blows.

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RE[2]: Comment by BluenoseJake
by Soulbender on Wed 31st Mar 2010 05:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by BluenoseJake"
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That's the default Amarok 2.3 toolbar. The good news is that you can get rid of it by selecting the Slim Toolbar instead.

Edited 2010-03-31 05:38 UTC

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Well, next time I try out Chakra (or some other 4.4 distro) I'll have to find that. But seriously, WTF?! Reduced functionality is not ALWAYS good! The new Amarok interface is one of the biggest and ugliest wastes of space I've ever seen in a GUI (as were the openSUSE 11.2 version's, but at least they left less open space).

One more question though. Once again in Amarok, I have been using the capability of just clicking either the time elapsed or time remaining to switch the two around. I noticed it does not work in Chakra... is it possible? For some reason my mind works better one way--and not the way that seems to be default. I do like having, at a glance, both the time remaining and time elapsed though--but my mind just works better when they're in a certain direction. Based on the previous response, my guess is that they for some reason butchered that too. Simplifying is good, but these are two examples of butchering too far.

I do like some of the things that KDE is doing, but these examples remind me of the braindead things the businessmen of for-profit businesses would do. Which, ironically, I was trying to get away from when I ditched Windows.

Edited 2010-03-31 06:51 UTC

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