welcome new forum poster who has used openSUSE for eight years and has
never asked here for help to solve any problem, including today…
On 06/05/2011 01:36 PM, jeffrey newman wrote:
> It seems that Novel does not issue any updates to fix bug, just
> security fixes.
Novell doesn’t do bug fixes for Kmail, the Kmail folks do…if they
don’t, then the bug fixes can’t be passed along…
> Case in point. Kmail, 11.3 - Kmail did not include the message context
> in a reply.
> With 6 months of updates, throught Yast, this was never resolved. Lots
> of updates came in, but nothing to fix kmail. Why not?
has a bug been logged against that problem?
does anyone else have that problem with Kmail, or is it just you? or is
it just all openSUSE users (then, it is an openSUSE, and not a Kmail
> Fast forward to 11.4 - Installed on a test machine. It booted.
> Installed on development machine. First week, better than 11.3. KDE had
> a lot of bug fixes. Dual screen still needed to be set each time I
> changed users. This required uses the personal setting app. Then after a
> few days, the personal setting app would not launch, then kmail would
> not launch, etc…
> Create a new user, things launched a few times, then they failed too.
so, why are the config files in your home directory getting scrambled?
mine are not! thousands of other users are not…
so, what might you be doing that i don’t? or what is it about your hard
drive/system which is scrambling the bits, but that is not happening on
mine, or thousands and thousands of others?
> Tried to copy the new users .config, .kde, .kde4 directories to my
> account, no go.
the better way to do that is to move the data from the old to the new…
well, actually: the best way is to find out how the /home is getting
> Found that a name-less KDE developer fixed the bug, in 4.6.3.
> Found a “binary package” for Suse 11.4 with a one click install.
> Hit the button. Many 10’s of conflicts in Yast, hit the resolve radio
> for the first choice, in each conflict, hit try again. When’t through
> this process at least 10 times, then I gave up. It seems that the Suse
> team has made a number of “enhancements” to KDE, so many that KDE is not
NO! the current version of KDE for openSUSE is 4.6.0, like i’m running…
if you elect to move away from the software in the oss, non-oss, update
and packman repos you get what you get…me, i prefer stable, reliable
and non-corrupted openSUSE 11.4, if you go for the bleeding edge you are
> So, now I had a brand new 11.4 system that would not launch any KDE 4.x
> related programs.
> So what is the story here? It seems that the open Suse project is
> really a giant Beta-Test for some thing that Novel can sell.
i agree with that…which is why i never participate in that
test…instead i never upgrade to the latest version in the first couple
of months after release, and i never get adventurous and install from a
repo other than the basic four (oss, non-oss, update and packman) as you
did when you installed KDE 4.6.3…
> Is this the
> case? Do the enterprise versions work any better than the open versions?
> What happened to the Suse quality distributions of the past?
those went away when Novell took over, but Novell is sold now and we
shall see if better stability returns…until then be VERY careful to
not rush into experimental software (factory, playground, etc) and i
also steer away from all opportunities to ‘upgrade’ between releases of
openSUSE…i mean, it is only eight months between release…
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