Potential data loss with bug 289945

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at kde.org
Wed Jan 11 09:45:34 UTC 2012

Hi all,

Since the release of KDE 4.8 approaches fast, I would like to notify
you about https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=289945

I raised the severity of that bug to grave as it can lead to data
loss. So far it is only reproducible with KDE 4.8, starting once I
upgraded to beta and still around with RC2.

Find below a little discussion I had with Rolf Eike this morning in #kde-devel:

<Dakon> looks like you are involved in bug 289945 somehow
<Mamarok> sort of, yes, I had that problem with RC1
<Dakon> bug 291050 has a comment saying it's a dupe
<Dakon> I remember having seen this on my laptop, too
<Dakon> for me it always opened the dragged mails in kate
<Mamarok> it chooses whatever open window is on the same desktop, for
me it tried to open stuff in Chromium
<Dakon> since this can lead to data loss and leakage of sensible
information I would vote for raising the severity of this bug
<Mamarok> the problem is with the focus I think
<Mamarok> yes, sounds like a very good idea
<Dakon> no, I can surely say it doesn't
<Dakon> I have only one window per virtual desktop
<Dakon> kate is always on #6, kontact on #1
<Mamarok> oh, so even cross virtual  desktop? Choosing whatever it
finds that is open? Ouch
<Dakon> so while this likely has to do something with focus, it's not
related to the same desktop
<Dakon> no idea, maybe it's just the last application that had focus
before or whatever

Somebody suggested in a comment of that bug that it might be related
to Qt, but I didn't change my Qt version since quite some time, the
only change was my upgrade to KDE 4.8 beta, currently RC2

Thank you for looking into this

Regards, Myriam
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