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[2]: Comment by BluenoseJake
by Soulbender on Wed 31st Mar 2010 05:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by BluenoseJake"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

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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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

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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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The new Amarok interface is one of the biggest and ugliest wastes of space I've ever seen in a GUI


yeah, it's pretty damn awfull. I prefef Bangarang over Amarok though.

I noticed it does not work in Chakra... is it possible?


That seems to be something in Chakra since clicking on them does switch them in Kubuntu Lucid.

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


Amarok isn't part of KDE SC actually.

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RE[4]: Comment by BluenoseJake
by rub3nmv on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by BluenoseJake"
rub3nmv Member since:
2009-07-27

Since 2.2, the Amarok interface is really customizable.
This is how mine looks:
http://imgur.com/H9U6E.png

And here's another example:
http://kde-look.org/CONTENT/content-pre1/122305-1.png

You can also change toolbar to slim.

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