[kde-solaris] KDE 4.1.4 IPS packages for OSOL 2008.11

Shawn Walker swalker at opensolaris.org
Mon Feb 16 21:10:17 CET 2009

Michael Schuster wrote:
> Adriaan de Groot wrote:
>> There are KDE 4.1.4 IPS packages for OSOL 2008.11 32-bit available now. 
>> They're hosted on real hardware, not a dodgy VirtualBox, so you should be able 
>> to get them this time instead of timing out at each attempt. It *is* my home 
>> DSL, though, so downloads will not be fast.
>> In theory, you can do
>> T=bionicmutton
>> pkg set-authority -O http://pkg.$T.org:10000/ $T
>> pkg refresh $T
>> pkg install KDEgdm-integration
>> and get a KDE 4.1.4 desktop available upon login.
> success!
> on my recently acquired new Intel-based PC, which has never seen anything
> KDE-like before and is now running OpenSolaris b106, I have installed and 
> am now using KDE from the IPS repository. I'm happy to report that I have 
> so far not seen an application crash, so this is by far the best experience 
> with KDE 4.x I've had so far.
> Hurray.
> Let me use the occasion to highlight a few things I noticed:
> - KDE's screen lock still can't unlock (sometimes can't even lock) the 
> screen, but as I said elsewhere, xlock does the job just as well for me.
> - I use two screens; when the mouse is in the second screen, I cannot get a 
> background menu with the right button, nor have I found a way to give it 
> non-black background (ie the same as on the primary screen). I can move 
> windows in to this screen quite easily though (I have an Nvidia 9600GT).
> - I have a digital clock in the taskbar; sometimes, I can see only one 
> digit, the others disappear and I need to mouse-over to get them back.
> - this is probably due to the paradigm shift that KDE4 seems to symbolise: 
> (in layman's terms) I used to be able to create an icon in my task bar 
> which would launch any application I chose, eg. xterm or firefox. I don't 
> seem to be able to figure out how to do this now. Help appreciated.
> all in all, *very* nice!

I've tried it as well.  Seems to work alright, although for some bizarre 
reason, DNS resolution seems painfully slow in Konqueror.

The integration seems spot on, nice work.

Shawn Walker

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