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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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Damn you Debian!!
by uteck on Wed 31st Mar 2010 06:22 UTC
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Member since:
2006-07-16

Debian still has not updated from 4.3. They used to be good about getting the updates into unstable, but that has fallen off recently. I was thinking of reinstalling a 64-bit OS, so perhaps I'll go Kubuntu next month.

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RE: Damn you Debian!!
by Laurence on Wed 31st Mar 2010 09:41 in reply to "Damn you Debian!!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Debian still has not updated from 4.3. They used to be good about getting the updates into unstable, but that has fallen off recently. I was thinking of reinstalling a 64-bit OS, so perhaps I'll go Kubuntu next month.

I'd recommend giving Arch a try first.
Having used Kubuntu in the past, Arch is streets ahead.

However Arch does require more set up time and a willingness to dip into the command line - so it's clearly not aimed at everyone.
But if you give it a bash first then at least you know you have Kubuntu as fallback

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RE[2]: Damn you Debian!!
by lemur2 on Wed 31st Mar 2010 10:18 in reply to "RE: Damn you Debian!!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Debian still has not updated from 4.3. They used to be good about getting the updates into unstable, but that has fallen off recently. I was thinking of reinstalling a 64-bit OS, so perhaps I'll go Kubuntu next month.

I'd recommend giving Arch a try first.
Having used Kubuntu in the past, Arch is streets ahead.

However Arch does require more set up time and a willingness to dip into the command line - so it's clearly not aimed at everyone.
But if you give it a bash first then at least you know you have Kubuntu as fallback
"

Chakra is a way to have Arch without having to dip into the command line.

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=05980
http://chakra-project.org/news/index.php?/archives/47-Chakra-Panora...

Chakra setup is entirely similar to Kubuntu. Shaman2 is a GUI for the pacman package manager system.

I haven't yet tried this latest Panora (Alpha 5) version, but previous results have been good.

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RE: Damn you Debian!!
by No it isnt on Wed 31st Mar 2010 10:36 in reply to "Damn you Debian!!"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

It's not quite ready for Sid yet, due to something or other (I don't remember what, but it might have been related to qt and/or phonon). You can get it by putting

deb http://qt-kde.debian.net/debian experimental-snapshots main

into your /etc/apt/sources.list. It works.

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RE[2]: Damn you Debian!!
by DeadFishMan on Wed 31st Mar 2010 14:31 in reply to "RE: Damn you Debian!!"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

+1. I have been using that on Sid in one of my machines and for the most part, it works fine. I am not sure if I like the way that KDE SC 4.4 handles external media now - which is that it simply expands a menu of options beneath the media that has been plugged on the "storage media" plasmoid or whatever it is called with the options that used to appear on a separate dialog window previously - and thus I would like to see if there's a way to revert that to the previous behavior.

Also, for some reason all of the fancy effects used to switch applications when pressing Alt-Tab - such as cover flow that is the one that I use - no longer works and I was wondering if that is something unique to my setup or if it is something wrong with this release's packaging. In my case, it falls back to the "regular" Alt-Tab behavior on non-accelerated desktops.

Also, finally the Nepomuk/Strigi combo works as it is supposed to thanks to the brand new virtuoso backend but it still has ways to go if it wants to play on the same league of other more mature desktop searching tools.

Unfortunately, the team doing KDE packaging for Debian is severely over staffed - the number of packages and dependencies for KDE keeps increasing with each point release while the number of contributors remains flat - which means that it will be a while before we can see a proper release of the latest KDE on Debian with the quality of packaging and integration that we're used to.

Edited 2010-03-31 14:32 UTC

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RE: Damn you Debian!!
by Beachchairs on Wed 31st Mar 2010 20:36 in reply to "Damn you Debian!!"
Beachchairs Member since:
2009-04-10

While Kubuntu has been getting less bad, there are still better choices.

I would prefer Arch or the KDE spin of Fedora. They have been much more pleasant experiences for me. Lots of people really like OpenSUSE as well, but I found to be a massive bugfest.

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