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samac 02-09-2010 12:52 PM

KDE 4.4.0 on Alien Bob's site KDE 4.4.0 packages and full instructions. Looks good so far.

Thank you Eric.


piratesmack 02-09-2010 01:24 PM


Thanks Eric and thanks Samac for letting me know about this.

disturbed1 02-09-2010 01:39 PM

Thanks for the heads up on this! Eric's on a roll with these KDE updates.

piratesmack 02-09-2010 02:13 PM

Hmm, I've noticed this new version of KDE does that Windows 7 snap thing.


byzkarl 02-09-2010 02:37 PM

I'm running it now. Hooray!

Crashbox 02-09-2010 02:49 PM

what's new?
Besides the 'snap' feature, what else is new in KDE 4.4 from 4.3?

Alien Bob 02-09-2010 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by Crashbox (Post 3858132)
Besides the 'snap' feature, what else is new in KDE 4.4 from 4.3?

In I have added some pointers that deal with the "what's new" of KDE SC 4.4.0.


mcnalu 02-09-2010 03:28 PM

Thanks Eric!

I'm on the verge of ditching KDE on my eee pc 1000H and going with fluxbox, but KDE 4.4 with the netbook workspace might just pull me back. I'll give it a try later this week.

AlvaroG 02-09-2010 03:30 PM

The screencasts provided by the KDE team are really nice.
The desktop looks too "shiny" for my tastes, I don't really like the Oxygen / Air themes and how everything seems to be transparent, but the effects & features look good. The integration between the desktop and the apps looks good, and it is something Windows and MacOS do nicely but the UNIX desktops kind of lack.

All the things I considered nice when I first look at a Win7 desktop are now in KDE :-)

I'd like to see a similar screencast of the netbook desktop, I don't own a netbook but still would want to play with it on my 15.4" laptop display.

I am also happy that the previous comments by AlienBob regarding KDE "political issues" finally are not so big to prevent it to be included in Slackware. I mean, if packages could be created so quickly, I would think the integration in Slack is not so hard :-) I wonder if it has something to do with the recent update to the shadow package.

Just waiting 'till the next Slack release, I'm sick of the small annoyances of KDE4.2 but don't have the time, will or bandwidth to go -current.

Crashbox 02-09-2010 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 3858138)
In I have added some pointers that deal with the "what's new" of KDE SC 4.4.0.


Not sure how I missed that, but most helpful. Thank you. And thanks for all the contributions to Slackware.

kem1kal 02-09-2010 05:48 PM

Thank you very much sir. First week using Slackware, and cannot thank you enough for the work you do here. Glad to have such current/stable system =) Only issue so far: plasma or something keeps crashing if I try to switch themes. Switiching from "Air" to "Air for Netbooks" will make the panel and desktop things crash =( Nothing major though, sure it will be fixed in 4.4.1. Oh.. and why wont KDE remember to keep Compositing on after I reboot? Any ideas?

Off Topic: since I am new with Slackware, i was wondering about starting a guide for fellow Noobs such as myself. I found the Slackware Odyssey thread ( to be quite helpful. But would like to take it to the next level. Would there be any use/interest for anything like this? Or do most slackers just RTFM?

hitest 02-09-2010 06:09 PM

Very cool! Thanks, Eric. :)

escaflown 02-09-2010 11:47 PM

KDE is really getting it right! And thanks Eric!

veeall 02-10-2010 12:07 AM

While kde 4.4.0 seems fine, the latest batches of updates in current broke dri with my radeon 9550 card(opensource drivers) and interacting with qt4 apps are very slow now - changing tabs takes about 1-2 seconds.

I have this error in /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0                                                                 
[drm] failed to load kernel module "radeon"                                                               
(EE) RADEON(0): [dri] RADEONDRIGetVersion failed to open the DRM                                           
[dri] Disabling DRI.

Edit: Sorry, this lag is gone, probably some service was slowing kde down after login, but i thought it's the same lag i encountered in kde 4.3.4 without dri.

Daedra 02-10-2010 12:30 AM

Working great here :). I only had to recompile kde-workspace to apply compiz wallpaper patch.

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