Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jun 2010 09:46 UTC, submitted by dmbkiwi
KDE "The latest in the 4.x series of the KDE Software Compilation is due to be released in early August 2010. With the first beta of this release recently unleashed, I thought I'd download the openSuse packages and see what 4.5 has got in store for us."
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RE: My experiences with SC 4.5b1
by mart on Mon 7th Jun 2010 15:18 UTC in reply to "My experiences with SC 4.5b1"
mart
Member since:
2005-11-17


I -- for now -- switched back to SC 4.4 because of the following regressions:
1.) I like dark Plasma themes, but Oxygen is currently not tweaked for the new systray (only the light Air theme is).


uhm, it's white icons on dark background, looks fine here (in the future there could be a different systray theme for oxygen but seems to work quite nicely so far).
however there was a bug in the rendering of the background of the systray that i think has slipped into beta1, should be fixed by now


2.) Qt 4.7 is currently way too buggy. It can't remember list sorting which is really annoying in the address book (contact entries are ordered randomly and not alphabetically).


KDE SC 4.5 doesn't depend on Qt 4.7


3.) Something caused KWin to require 10% CPU all the time. It wasn't a regression in KWin itself, because downgrading KWin alone to 4.4 didn't help.

doesn't seem to happen here, make sure developers are informed tough


4.) The QuickAccess applet crashed Plasma.

iirc should have already been fixed post beta1


5.) The combination of new Systray and Qt 4.7 don't work well with tray icons spawned by older Qt applications: VLC and Skype generate a 16x16 window which is visible all the time when the tray icon is also visible (should be fixed when the application authors recompile their apps).

yeah noticed it as well, but again, at the moment the best Qt release to run 4.5 is Qt 4.6.3

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

uhm, it's white icons on dark background, looks fine here (in the future there could be a different systray theme for oxygen but seems to work quite nicely so far).
however there was a bug in the rendering of the background of the systray that i think has slipped into beta1, should be fixed by now


The frame of the systray looked weird.
Don't know if that's the background bug.

KDE SC 4.5 doesn't depend on Qt 4.7

Yeah, I know, but I had hoped that the Qt 4.7 version in openSUSE's repo already had the icon patch.


doesn't seem to happen here, make sure developers are informed tough

Hard to inform any developers if I don't even know which component is responsible? Qt 4.7 (=Nokia)? GPU drivers (=NVidia)? XServer (=Xorg)? Plasma (=KDE)?
I'm using openSUSE 11.2. Maybe a component that already has a newer version without that bug is already out. I'll test it again once I have a Live CD with more recent components (incl SC 4.5) at hand.

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