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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#11 Postby dsptech » Wed May 16, 2012 12:27 pm

kmathern wrote:You might try installing the two sid packages, or wait until the libattr1 & libacl1 updates are in Wheezy to do the KDE 4.8.3 upgrade.
The packages were updated in sid on May 10th & 11th so they should end up in Wheezy in the next couple days.

That worked for me.

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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#12 Postby loco » Wed May 16, 2012 2:41 pm

fully upgraded 4.7.4 antix base,

mostly sid now ;-) upgrade worked fine and pretty quick :happy:.

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[INSTALL, DEPENDENCIES] libupnp6:i386
[REMOVE, DEPENDENCIES] libept1:i386
[REMOVE, DEPENDENCIES] libupnp3:i386
[REMOVE, DEPENDENCIES] packagesearch:i386
[UPGRADE] apt:i386 0.8.15.10 -> 0.9.3
[UPGRADE] vlc:i386 1:2.0.1-0.6 -> 1:2.0.1-dmo1
[UPGRADE] vlc-nox:i386 1:2.0.1-0.6 -> 1:2.0.1-dmo1
thnkn ^ that was just sid and unrelated (lost packagesearch). i'll probably hold off for a while with the wheezy.. though.

thanks guys :thumbup: great timing for M12!!!

hmm, i do have an antix base laptop with kde and 512 mb.. we'll see (muhaha...) if i can find the time.

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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#13 Postby DBeckett » Wed May 16, 2012 3:59 pm

kmathern wrote:For a Wheezy install it says two packages from sid were needed (libattr1 and libacl1) to allow the KDE 4.8.3 upgrade.

You might try installing the two sid packages, or wait until the libattr1 & libacl1 updates are in Wheezy to do the KDE 4.8.3 upgrade. The packages were updated in sid on May 10th & 11th so they should end up in Wheezy in the next couple days.

Where a screwdriver was required, I used a sledgehammer instead. Before I saw your post I upgraded Wheezy to Sid, then did the 4.8.3 upgrade, which went smoothly. 117 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 2 removed.

All I wanted really was to see what it looked like.

It looks the same.
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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#14 Postby richb » Wed May 16, 2012 4:00 pm

DBeckett wrote:
kmathern wrote:For a Wheezy install it says two packages from sid were needed (libattr1 and libacl1) to allow the KDE 4.8.3 upgrade.

You might try installing the two sid packages, or wait until the libattr1 & libacl1 updates are in Wheezy to do the KDE 4.8.3 upgrade. The packages were updated in sid on May 10th & 11th so they should end up in Wheezy in the next couple days.

Where a screwdriver was required, I used a sledgehammer instead. Before I saw your post I upgraded Wheezy to Sid, then did the 4.8.3 upgrade, which went smoothly. 117 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 2 removed.

All I wanted really was to see what it looked like.

It looks the same.

looks the same as what?
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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#15 Postby DBeckett » Wed May 16, 2012 4:01 pm

richb wrote:looks the same as what?

4.7.4
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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#16 Postby richb » Wed May 16, 2012 4:08 pm

DBeckett wrote:
richb wrote:looks the same as what?

4.7.4

Yes, I know there are improvements, but hard to see a difference visually and functionally. Probably a lot of bug fixes.

EDIT: I could not find a 4.8.0 changelog. but here is a 4.8.1 changelog.

http://www.kde.org/announcements/change ... o4_8_1.php

And this:

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/ ... 66981.html
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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#17 Postby DBeckett » Wed May 16, 2012 4:19 pm

richb wrote:Yes, I know there are improvements, but hard to see a difference visually and functionally. Probably a lot of bug fixes.

It seems as if it might be a bit snappier, always a good thing on this old machine.

According to the KDE team, updating should be "safe and pleasant" due to the bugfixes-only nature of the release
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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#18 Postby kmathern » Wed May 16, 2012 4:29 pm

richb wrote:
DBeckett wrote:
richb wrote:looks the same as what?

4.7.4

Yes, I know there are improvements, but hard to see a difference visually and functionally. Probably a lot of bug fixes.


I like some of the changes they've made to the Task Manager widget and the new "Icon-Only Task Manager" widget. They added a "Show A Launcher When Not Running" checkbox.

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I've removed the icon/launchers I had on the panel for my most used apps (firefox, dolphin, systemsettings, etc.) and I'm now using that task manager option to launch those apps.

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Re: KDE 4.8.3

#19 Postby richb » Wed May 16, 2012 4:43 pm

@kmathern

That feature needs a bit getting used to. I am used to the icon denoting a running app. Hovering will let you know if it is running, however.

I find the Quicklaunch widget to usefully group favorite apps in the taskbar. It does not take alot of room.
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