Almost posted KDE 4.7 thread asking if anyone had found time to gain experience and whether they rated it, but as it’s gone “stable” it doesn’t seem right place in forum, to discuss anymore.
OK KDE 4.7 will definitely be in 12.1, KDE 4.8 will be due for release in January.
To update a 12.1 Milestone release before the next Milestone (M4) in this case, simply change the repos oss & non-oss to those in Index of /factory-tested/repo
Factory tested is only updated when factory packages, boot, start X & have a functioning zypper upgrade mechanism. You don’t want an upgrade which break any of those, so I should use the automatic roller, not factory directly.
If you’re running 12.1 Milestone of Factory, please remember it’s being actively developed, it’s not meant for production yet and your bug reports can help make 12.1 a great release in Novemember. M6 is the “beta” release, with RC’s after that.
Problem resolved for me.
Some smart Alec decided to turn off the wireless switch at the front of my laptop. Needless to say, I looking for the guilty look on the faces around me.
Some people get off on such silly things.
I have just used kate to update a file on a remote web server. Painless.
The only problem (but a big one) going from 4.6.5 to 4.7 on this 11.4 + kernel-desktop-3.0.0 laptop (radeon) has been a failure of kmail to start.
KMail encountered a fatal error and will terminate now.
The error was:
Failed to fetch the resource collection.
The battery monitor still shows the charge rising to 97,98,99 then 0% charged. This has been since KDE 4 though (XFCE reports 100%). Sysinfo:/ also shows no charge when the battery is full – sometimes a quick power break will fool the machine into thinking the battery is really empty and switching itself off. I also despair of ever getting case-sensitive sorting back into dolphin etc. There seems to be a policy in KDE to emulate Microsoft in this matter (judging from the responses to bug reports).
Spent all morning trying to get wireless to work. It is now working well, but I cannot fathom out what I did differently to the numerous previous attempts of deleting the Yast Network Devices entry, rebooting, re-entering information…
> Kmail issue looks like a nasty one -
> Spent all morning trying to get wireless to work. It is now working
> well, but I cannot fathom out what I did differently to the numerous
> previous attempts of deleting the Yast Network Devices entry, rebooting,
> re-entering information…
for me kwrite & kate work fine, and also kmail2 opens without error. BUT i
find that mysqld, called from akonadi, constantly eats 16% of my 4 CPUs.
login/logout didn’t change that, and next i’ll try deleting all nepomuk
data. this didn’t happen when i was running KDE 4.7 from the KUSC repos
(using KDF now); something new cropped up it seems.
> pager is missing from the panel, and cant add it in panel anymore (from
> add widget option),
> shortcut for virutal desktop ctrl+f12 is not working either
i don’t experience these error, but first time after upgrading,
plasma-desktop crashed and wouldn’t come back. the error message said
something about ‘grid desktop,’ which i was using. after deleting all
plasma-related stuff from ~/.kde4 i could start again. some widgets don’t
work, saying some package is missing, but pager is not among them (for me).
You can have icons on your wallpaper since KDE 4.0 ¬_¬, you need to
change the desktop from “desktop” to “folder view”
Microsoft Windows is like air conditioning
Stops working when you open a window.
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On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:59:10 +0000, phanisvara wrote:
> for me kwrite & kate work fine, and also kmail2 opens without error. BUT
> i find that mysqld, called from akonadi, constantly eats 16% of my 4
> CPUs. login/logout didn’t change that, and next i’ll try deleting all
> nepomuk data. this didn’t happen when i was running KDE 4.7 from the
> KUSC repos (using KDF now); something new cropped up it seems.
Same thing happening here with mysqld on 4.7 - 50% of two CPUs - but it
also happened with 4.6.5. Since I don’t use it, Akonadi, kdepim, etc.,
I’ll shut down akonadi again. Will look into it more deeply later but the
Test Match against India is due to start.
Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 11.4; KDE 4.7.0; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Video: nVidia GeForce 210; Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA);