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]: Damn you Debian!!
by DeadFishMan on Wed 31st Mar 2010 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Damn you Debian!!"
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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[3]: Damn you Debian!!
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 31st Mar 2010 14:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Damn you Debian!!"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

Unfortunately, the team doing KDE packaging for Debian is severely over staffed

if only all volunteer groups were overstaffed

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RE[4]: Damn you Debian!!
by DeadFishMan on Wed 31st Mar 2010 19:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Damn you Debian!!"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

" Unfortunately, the team doing KDE packaging for Debian is severely over staffed

if only all volunteer groups were overstaffed
"

Heh! Obviously, I meant under staffed. But I think that I still managed to make my point.

Edited 2010-03-31 19:47 UTC

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