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Re: KDE4 hits testing in a few hours

Am Sonntag 17 Mai 2009 schrieb Sune Vuorela:
> Just FYI. KDE4 hits testing in a few hours.

And it definately rocks!

I upgraded yesterday. At first I was quite disappointed cause my ThinkPad 
T42 with Linux kernel and TuxOnIce 3.0.1 crashed hard on every 
attempt to activate OpenGL compositing. Upgrading xserver-xorg-video-
radeon from  1:6.9.0-1+lenny4 from Lenny to 1:6.12.2-2 from Sid helped. 
EXA acceleration still tends to bring the X server into consuming all 
unused CPU cycles, but with XAA KDE 4.2.2 works stably with Open GL 
compositing to far.

Beside that Kontact had all my valuable personal data. All the 
applications I tried migrated their configurations nicely. Basket while 
still a KDE 3 applications works, too. Since I had a stable X.org setup 
with X.org 7.4, X-Server 1.6.1 and xf86radeon 6.12.2 I remember no crash 
of any KDE applications. It works quite polished and stable to me. I guess 
I will find issues with longer use time, but well I know bugs.kde.org and I 
am pretty confident it will get better and better.

So thank you very much to the whole Debian KDE 4 packaging team. And of 
course to the KDE development team itself. Thank you Debian for waiting 
this long before replacing KDE 3. I had a glimpse at earlier KDE 4 
versions and I think other distributions adopted them to earlier - OTOH 
you could have installed KDE 3 and 4 in parallel there.

I also installed Amarok 2. Now not only my multimedia ThinkPad T23 above 
my hi-fi equipment but also my production laptop is using KDE 4.2.2.

Kaboom did not make complete backup of ~/.kde to ~/kde3-backup tough. Like 
on my other notebook it showed some errors with files that the rsync that I 
did manually before upgrading copied just fine. I think I have made a shot 
of that made with my digital camera. I think this might be worth a bug 
report. Did anyone else have such problems?

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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