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    I installed OpenSUSE 11.2-KDE on my computer about a week ago. I'm getting along fine with most of the new or updated apps - with two notable exceptions.
    I do quite a bit of audio work, and have used Amarok and Kaffeine for several years now. However, the latest versions installed with KDE4 (2.1.1 and 1.0-pre-2 respectively) are, for my particular needs, classic cases of 'fixing something that wasn't broken' or 'improving for the worse'.
    Amarok seems to have lost its neat discrete little 'Player Window' and the simple functionality of the playlist window has been replaced by something unnecessarily gaudy and fussy.
    Kaffeine, meanwhile, has lost its ability to encode (i.e. rip) CDs, and, also, the visualisations whilst playing audio appear to have gone awol. I also notice that this particular version is referred to as unstable!
    Are there any plugins or tweaks available for me to restore the original functionality to the current versions?
    Failing that, would I be able to install previous versions of these programs which I was happier using (in my case, versions 1.4.10 and 0.8.8 respectively). I realise that these versions were tailored for KDE3 and it would involve installing new (or, should I say, old) libraries. I wouldn't want to get involved in any 'dependency hell.'
    Any suggestions gratefully received.

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    Thanks!
    It all sounds far too complicated for a layperson such as myself.
    Are you sure this 'One-Click' method wouldn't be a better option?

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    Absolutely don't use Oneclick!

    Actually, you might want to let me see your current repos's

    zypper lr -d
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Absolutely don't use Oneclick!....

    What's wrong with Oneclick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psybernetik View Post
    What's wrong with Oneclick?
    Your comment implies I am wrong - Do you really think that?!
    Perhaps you would like to tell me what is good about them, apart form the obvious: The user only needs to know how to click a mouse button and can type their password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Absolutely don't use Oneclick!

    Actually, you might want to let me see your current repos's

    zypper lr -d
    Anything to oblige.
    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
    --+--------------+-----------------------+---------+---------+----------+------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.2-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /debug/distribution/11.2/repo/oss |
    2 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss |
    3 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.2-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/oss |
    4 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.2-Source | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss |
    5 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.2-Update | Yes | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /update/11.2 |
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    That's fine.
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    Oh dear! That's what i feared.
    That One-Click option is looking more and more appealing.
    I'll get back to you, I'm sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Your comment implies I am wrong - Do you really think that?!
    Of course not. I was just curious as to what would be bad; from a technical aspect, about using OneClick.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Perhaps you would like to tell me what is good about them, apart form the obvious: The user only needs to know how to click a mouse button and can type their password.
    Naturally, if it's setup right I think it's a good utility for less experienced users. We all know that GNU/Linux isn't as user friendly as Windows. Should something be shunned for making something easier and friendly? If so, run LFS and people will see how much packages and package managers have helped the FSF community.

    I like to try and convert people over to GNU/Linux. If a tool makes it easier then I applaud it. It's like trying to make someone quit smoking or drinking; most times people can't do it cold turkey.
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