Yet another failed KDE release?

Ingo Malchow imalchow at
Fri Mar 22 11:37:16 GMT 2013

Am Freitag, 22. März 2013, 12:13:13 schrieb Mirosław Zalewski:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 8:08 AM, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at> wrote:
> > The biggest issue is that with each new release, there's more glitches
> > while the old ones are still there.
> On 22/03/2013 at 11:38, Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at> wrote:
> > And make sure you ALWAYS test with a new user or move the old config files
> > elsewhere when you do a major upgrade.
> Myriam, this is exactly Nikos point. Old config files laying around causes
> various issues with KDE SC. By encouraging him to triage bugs on fresh
> config, you admit that.
> I think that this is huge drawback of KDE SC. As user, I am forced to
> recreate my carefully crafted configuration from scratch with each major
> update. Do I remember what exactly did I change and where? No, I have
> better things to do. Starting from fresh config, I only discover that
> something I am used to does not work. Then I go into System settings and
> try to find relevant option. Recreating configuration is not matter of two
> or three hours; it's matter of days during which my work is not effective,
> because I am constantly disturbed with changes I have to make.
> Or I can save myself some hustle and start from fresh config, but copy some
> old files over. But this way I am forced to dive into KDE SC internals and
> understand purpose of each file (to be able to judge whether I should copy
> it or not). Do I want to? No, I have other things to do.
> Honestly, why can't KDE SC support seamless update from previous major
> release? Is it too much work to rewrite config files whose format has
> changed?

And how would you expect can a bug be found in the config update path when you 
don't test against a clean fresh user?
This is the old game of (at best) a handful of developers against a million 
use cases.

Ingo Malchow
KDE Community Working Group, KDE User Working Group
KDE Community Forums Administrator
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