[kde-freebsd] KDE 4.2 Observations

Dwayne MacKinnon dmk at ncf.ca
Mon Feb 9 17:32:53 CET 2009

On February 9, 2009 11:29:55 am Dwayne MacKinnon wrote:

Quick follow-up: The kopete notifications thing is a known issue.


> Hi all,
> Installed 4.2 using Area51 ports last night. Everything built properly
> with no difficulties that I could see. A few observations: (I'm running
> 7.1-RELEASE i386).
> 1) The kdemerge script (Tools/scripts/kdemerge) has the 
> side-effect of wiping out all other files in Tools/scripts. I understand
> how this happens, as this is the same functionality that removes 
> patches.
> 2) kmail is acting strangely. When I launch it it quickly ramps up to 
> over 90% of one of my CPUs, and it takes a long time (on the order 
> minutes) for the window to appear. I looked in .xsession-errors, and
> found these messages:
> <unknown program name>(40941)/: Communication problem with
> "kmail" , it probably crashed.
> Error message was:  "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply" : " "Did 
> receive areply. Possible causes include: the remote application did 
> send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the
> reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken." "
> This message appeared every time I would try to start kmail.
> 3) I've come up with a reliable way to crash plasma:
> 	a) Start kopete with a MSN session.
> 	b) Allow a pop-up to appear from the kopete system tray icon.
> 	   (This happens if you receive a message while a window
> 	   OTHER than the kopete window has the focus.)
> 	c) Click on the pop-up.
> Anyways, that's all I've seen so far. I'll report other things as I notice
> them. I will say that Konqueror's stability is greatly improved in 4.2,
> which makes me happy. And the fact that MSN works again in 
> is great.
> Cheers,
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