[kde-linux] Unpopulated Control-Center window
rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 12:00:59 UTC 2009
Stan Goodman wrote:
> At 11:07:03 on Tuesday Tuesday 01 December 2009, Dale
> <rdalek1967 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Stan Goodman wrote:
>>> My conclusion from your detailed explanation above is that trying to
>>> retain KDE3 on an OS that wants to install only KDE4 is more trouble
>>> than it is worth. When I reinstall the oS v11.2, it will almost
>>> surely be with GNOME; I do not like KDE4, which is anyway unusable
>>> for me because the "new and better" text module has a serious flaw
>>> with right-to-left languages (Hebrew and Arabic). No doubt KDE will
>>> get around to fixing it, but meantime I wouldn't have a usable
>>> system. But I confess that I didn't like KDE4 before I discovered
>>> this, and I regard having been pushed into KDE4 as a diktat of a kind
>>> which I would have attributed only to Microsoft.
>> You are not alone. I'm not ready for KDE 4 either, or it is not ready
>> for me yet. Anyway, finding a distro that still has KDE 3.5 will be
>> fun. I downloaded a Madriva DVD but have not had the chance to install
>> it yet to see what is included on it. Would you be interested in
>> Mandriva at least until KDE 4 got fixed where it was usable? I could
>> install and at least see if the basics worked or not.
>> :-) :-)
> Sure. I'll also try GNOME on openSuSE. What I will avoid doing is making a
> second career out of trying to undo KDE's foolishness.
> And no, I don't think it is a matter of either users or KDE4 being ready.
> It's more a reflection of losing sight of convenience and usability, and
> concentrating on bells-and-whistles -- ala Redmond (what a good name for
> a desktop theme).
I am also on the Gentoo lists and some of them have went to Fluxbox.
From what they have wrote, it has improved a lot but is still really
light. It may be something you want to look into if Gnome is not what
you want either.
For me, KDE 4 still has some things that don't work for me. It gets
better each time a new update comes out but is still not there. I will
say this tho, it is different. You are dead on with that observation.
It's not KDE 3 with improvements or a few tweaks.
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