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RE: KDE4 hits testing in a few hours

In my case, I started having problems with kdm. I don't know why, but I have to install kde-standard so all the conflicts in aptitude can be resolved. After that, I was delighted with the stability and beauty of my new KDE4 Desktop (I have tried other versions of KDE 4 and all was problems).

I had the same problem with Kaboom, It didn't make a full backup of my kde directory and reports problems with some files, but I don't investigate the problem because I supposed (correctly) that the files wasn't important for me.

Until now, I only have to problems with KDE4, the first problem was that Kmail show the date of all my mail as "Unknow". Inside the mail, I can see the correct date, but in the folder, not. I solved that problem creating another temporary folder where I moved all my mail, and return back all the mails to the original folder, after that, the date was showed ok. The second problem was with the crash of Yakuake that was solved with the new version of that program that was available in testing yesterday.

Finally, I want to thank you very much to the Debian KDE 4 packaging team and to the KDE development team itself for your hard and good work with KDE.

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Martin Steigerwald <Martin@lichtvoll.de> wrote:
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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Un saludo,

Daniel Sutil

Un saludo,

Daniel Sutil

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