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Old 01-22-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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kde 4.2 rc 1 is slack-current


Downloaded and it's running well, check it out!
 
Old 01-22-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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I want to try it but I've downloaded kdebase-runtime-4.1.96-i486-1.tgz twice with wget and both times the files were corrupted. How did you install it?
 
Old 01-22-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
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Nevermind, I've installed it and it looks amazing, the only problem is that it's slow, I did a fresh 12.2 install, installed the latest nvidia driver, and then kde. I've disabled the 3d effects and now is a little better, but still... I hope this is a driver issue and not kwin's
 
Old 01-22-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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Where did you find it?
I can't find a mirror with kde4.2.
Thanks

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:03 PM   #5
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Where did you find it?
I can't find a mirror with kde2.
Thanks
http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla...packages/kde4/
 
Old 01-22-2009, 09:45 PM   #6
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Well, I got it running now but I don't care for it. For my purposes it's slow, awkward, & clumsy to use.
I know KDE4 is still in the development stage so I'm hopeful that it will get "much" better.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 09:46 PM   #7
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Ok, never forget it's only a rc version. I have to admit it really rocks but it still has bugs - along with what Pat mentioned there are more. So if you want to try new things, it will fit you. If you want to do heavy and productive work, Hmm...
 
Old 01-22-2009, 10:00 PM   #8
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grissiom:
I agree.
Pat won't let it out as "stable" till it's perfect.
By that time I'll probably like it.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 02:59 AM   #9
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Well, I got it running now but I don't care for it. For my purposes it's slow, awkward, & clumsy to use.
That may be translated to "I need to get used to the new user interface". I personally find KDE4's UI easy and versatile, but I have had some time to get adjusted to it (running KDE4 on my main machines for half a year now). It will grow on you.
The compositing manager which is enabled by default if KDE detects your hardware supports it can be disabled in "System Settings > Desktop" which will give a definite speed boost on hardware that is a few years old.

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I know KDE4 is still in the development stage so I'm hopeful that it will get "much" better.
This is what you get. KDE4 is no longer in a development stage - KDE 4.0 and to a lesser extent KDE 4.1 could be considered as such. The KDE team has stated that KDE4.2 is the first release targeted at replacing KDE3 as your day-to-day desktop environment.

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Ok, never forget it's only a rc version. I have to admit it really rocks but it still has bugs - along with what Pat mentioned there are more. So if you want to try new things, it will fit you. If you want to do heavy and productive work, Hmm...
I use KDE4 all day, have been doing so for quite a while now. I have no more issues than I had with KDE3. The only KDE4 application I miss is K3b, but Pat added a kde3-compatibility package so that the K3b version that ships with KDE3 works on KDE4.
If you do find issues, the best you can do is to report them so that they get noticed and can be fixed.

Eric
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:23 AM   #10
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Eric:
I think your correct.
“slow, awkward, & clumsy” would best describe my skill level with KDE4.
Perhaps I'll warm up to it after I learn to use it.

On another note:
Yes, I for one would like to see 64 bit slamd64 pkgs on your repo.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 05:23 PM   #11
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is irkick still absent in 4.2 ?

Last edited by mattydee; 01-23-2009 at 05:26 PM.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #12
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Hello,

I installed kde4.2 (4.1.96) yesterday and it seems to be faster than kde4.1.3. I've tried kde4 from time to time and always went back to 3.5. But now I'm sure to stay with kde4. It looks better than 4.1.3. It runs on an Asus Laptop with intel dual core, 4GB of RAM and an ati-3470 graphics adapter.

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