Re: KDE 4 simply broken
On Thursday 14 May 2009 17:05:16 jedd wrote:
> I simply can't believe that every other unstable user, now using
> KDE 4, can be having the same types of experiences that I am
> and not talking (complaining) about them here.
Another whinge, I'm afraid. From, where I am sitting, you count as one of the
lucky ones. Since I installed Sid on my testbed box several weeks ago, I
have had KDE4 working at all for a total of about 2 or 3 days. (This last
update has restored it after another hiatus.)
Fortunately, although a desire to find out for myself if KDE4 was as awful as
it sounded was my main motivation, I also wanted to have a good look at XFCE4
and one or two WMs as possible replacements. I have therefore been able to
have that good look at XFCE, which I suspect is going to be what I use next,
anyhow for those I support. Not that I shall abandon KDE 3.x.x until I am
dragged off it kicking and screaming.
I found getting rid of the awful new menu was very easy. (I find moving,
wobbly, transparent, jumping thinga not only unpleasant but at times actually
painful.) And it would appear that I have avoided the worst of the bling,
tho' that may be false impression due it the very small amount that I have
managed to do on it at all. But it seems to be under the impression that
bling is all-important and functionality an irrelevancy. I couldn't do even
the most basic configuration.
I have also convinced myself that I could not possibly manage with Sid on my
main workhorse and simultaneously remain sane. I doff my hat to those of you
who can cope!!