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Re: What needs to improve in KDE 4?

On 11 May 2010 00:58, Martin Steigerwald <Martin@lichtvoll.de> wrote:
> Am Montag 10 Mai 2010 schrieb Nate Bargmann:
>> * On 2010 10 May 11:50 -0500, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> > Yes, 4.2 and now 4.4 seem to behave badly without a clean ~/.kde. I
>> > find that very disturbing and unstable.
>> For the record, I had a clean ~/.kde for 4.2 when it hit Sid about a
>> year ago and upgraded the offered KDE packages through 4.3.4, IIRC, and
>> then started with a clean ~/.kde for Sid's new 4.4.3.
>> - Nate >>
> IMHO when a config setting is not handled properly on upgrade of KDE its a
> bug.

Agreed, but it's not one that is likely to be fixed. There seems to be
no backwards-compatibility in KDE anymore. It's a problem, I know.

> I migrated configuration from KDE 3.5.10 and just pressed on "Reset to
> defaults" for quite some appearance related settings in order to switch
> them to Oxygen. There have been issues, but I mostly didn't file them as
> bugs.
> Only one I triaged and filed: The separator "58" for colon for web
> shortcuts in kuriikwsrc or something like that it was is not recognized by
> KRunner, only by Konqueror. ":" instead works with both. Unfortunately
> Konqueror saved it as "58" not as ":".

It _should_ be escaped.

> Anyway I suggest to file those issues as concrete as possible as bugs as
> you manage to take time for it.

Dotan Cohen


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