Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Jun 2011 18:01 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "KDE has released a release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases." Focuses of this release are Kwin support for OpenGL-ES 2.0 (oooh purty!), an interface refresh for Dolphin, and loads of other stuff.
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Nice, but...
by Savior on Mon 27th Jun 2011 07:28 UTC
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

what about doing something that actually benefits the user? Such as
- making a mobile broadband wizard. KDE requires you to fill all the cryptic parameters by hand, while in Gnome you just select your provider from a list and you're ready to go...
- fix the (disconnected) IMAP feature in Kmail. Mails keep disappear after download and reappear sometime later, which is pretty annoying
- fix issues that seriously hinder productivity and make KDE users look stupid, like the "copy from Kmail adds xml tags to text" bug, immediately, and not months later in the next big release.

I've always liked KDE more than Gnome, but problems like this can really ruin the experience.

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RE: Nice, but...
by Estonian on Mon 27th Jun 2011 08:38 in reply to "Nice, but..."
Estonian Member since:
2009-05-26

- making a mobile broadband wizard. KDE requires you to fill all the cryptic parameters by hand, while in Gnome you just select your provider from a list and you're ready to go...

I have such a wizard on my KDE. ;)
Distro is Opensuse 11.4 and KDE version should be 4.6.

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RE[2]: Nice, but...
by RshPL on Mon 27th Jun 2011 11:15 in reply to "RE: Nice, but..."
RshPL Member since:
2009-03-13

"- making a mobile broadband wizard. KDE requires you to fill all the cryptic parameters by hand, while in Gnome you just select your provider from a list and you're ready to go...

I have such a wizard on my KDE. ;)
Distro is Opensuse 11.4 and KDE version should be 4.6.
"
Would you sir elaborate on how you got this? On my openSUSE 11.4 KDE 4.6 the knetworkmanager does not list mobile broadband at all, and barely works with anything different than normal WiFi. It does not detect my Nokia phone being attached at all. Please help. ;)

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RE: Nice, but...
by lemur2 on Mon 27th Jun 2011 10:33 in reply to "Nice, but..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

making a mobile broadband wizard. KDE requires you to fill all the cryptic parameters by hand, while in Gnome you just select your provider from a list and you're ready to go...


I live in Adelaide, South Australia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide

This is a relatively small city of a little over 1 million people.

Even though I don't use mobile broadband, I would be willing to wager that there is absolutely no wizard, for any OS, which would know the parameters for any local mobile broadband provider.

When I once did install mobile broadband for another extended family member on Mint (which uses GNOME), no wizard was of any use at all. I simply called the mobile broadband provider technical help on the telephone, and I asked what the parameters were, and then I typed them into the network manager dialogue box. The same network manager code is used in KDE, BTW.

Edited 2011-06-27 10:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Nice, but...
by Savior on Mon 27th Jun 2011 11:26 in reply to "RE: Nice, but..."
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

That may be so in Australia, but the mobile-broadband-provider-info package lists e.g. all three major providers here in Hungary. Gnome uses it; KDE does not. Even if the list does not cover 100% of Linux users (only, say, 95%), it's still better to have it than not.

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RE: Nice, but...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 28th Jun 2011 14:12 in reply to "Nice, but..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah kmail does some odd things with IMAP sometimes. The key being *sometimes*. I used it everyday for a year with out problems then at some point it stopped working as well and I switched back to thunderbird. I recently switched back ( after I got frustrated with thunderbird for its issues) and every thing seems to be okay... Well actually not, it just crashed on me while trying to search. Its beautifully designed and works great, when it works.. Anyone have a better suggestion for a linux email client?

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RE[2]: Nice, but...
by Neolander on Tue 28th Jun 2011 18:38 in reply to "RE: Nice, but..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, if we ignore the IMAP folder refreshing bugs and some exceedingly complicated interface bits, I like thunderbird ;)

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