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Re: All I want for Christmas is... F10 KDE4.2 Live... for testing...



On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 14:52 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> Initial thoughts of my first session.
> 
> Activities: logged in, installed Firefox, flash plugin, livecd-tools.
> Did some browsing.  Tested a few plasma widgets.
> 
> Duration: 20 minutes.
> 
> Observations worth noting:
> 
> 1) Plasma crashed during the login process.  Actually, I think it was
> just the folderview widget that crashed because it disappeared.
> 
> 1a) At some point the KDE application launcher disappeared from the
> panel. 
> 
> 1b) The solar desktop background didn't display, even though it appeared
> during the boot up process and it appeared in the desktop background
> list.  The desktop background was plain blue. 
> 
> 2) The panel width adjustment system seems nicer in KDE4.1.3 than in
> 4.1.8.
> 
> 3) Ksynaptics wasn't installed.  I didn't get around to installing it.
> My touchpad was frustrating during the session.  I think ksynaptics is a
> MUST HAVE for KDE4.2, lest there be a mutiny on the fedora-users list.
> 
> 4) The bouncing ball wasn't bouncing right and CPU load immediately went
> to 100%.  It was going extremely fast in the corner all by itself.  It
> killed normally and everything went back to normal.
> 
> 5) The kick start KDE application launcher was ugly and didnt size
> properly.  The traditional launcher looked and worked fine.
> 
> 6) I didn't see an option for installing an icon in the panel when using
> the kick start launcher like I saw in KDE 4.1.3.  I think it should ship
> being able to do this. 
> 
> 7) One now has the option of ripping the konsole off of dolphin and then
> putting it back on.  As someone who continually works with console and
> dolphin, this is beyond neat.  Its incredible.  I've been doing admin
> work for 10 years and this is the neatest thing I have seen in a long,
> long time.
> 
> 7b) I downloaded a pdf and viewed it in Okular.   It only showed 1 page.
> I am not sure if the pdf was more than 1 page or not.  I'll check
> later. 
> 
> 8) The session froze and then crashed when I attempted to add a
> folderview widget to my desktop.  I wanted to test dragging and dropping
> files from a folderview to dolphin, etc.  
> 
> This is the first time I've run a beta.  I'm not sure if this experience
> is par for the course or not. 
> 
> I'd say that if we want a good KDE4.2 release, we need to test the hell
> out of it.  I highly recommend that the release ISO be bumped from a CD
> to a DVD and that debug tools, ksynaptics and firefox be added to it.
> Maybe more.
> 
> I highly recommend that KDE4.2 ISOs be generated and released regularly,
> maybe daily.  There is a lot to test here and if we don't test it before
> the release, we'll be testing it after the release.         

One more thing... as someone on the kdesig group said "lest I sound
picky I am consistently amazed by the rapid progress of the KDE4
platform!"



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