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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby guimaster on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:56 am

guimaster wrote:I have the backports option checked inside of the Mint version of Software Sources. I also have the option enabled via the Software Sources option in the Muon Software Center. I am still at 4.7.4. Does it not use the same backports PPA as Kubuntu?


I guess that the Kubuntu repos are more "Bleeding Edge" than the Ubuntu repos, and the Mint KDE backports must be assigned to the Ubuntu repos rather than the Kubuntu repos. I added the Kubuntu repos and 4.8 installed just fine.
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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby awolf on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:48 pm

I was looking at this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1889034

And I was wondering, if I want to install KDE 4.8, do I have to do it through the backports? Can I instead just use the kubuntu-ppa/ppa as listed there even though I'm running Linux Mint KDE, or no?
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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby mads on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:59 pm

awolf wrote:I was looking at this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1889034

And I was wondering, if I want to install KDE 4.8, do I have to do it through the backports? Can I instead just use the kubuntu-ppa/ppa as listed there even though I'm running Linux Mint KDE, or no?

See this.
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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby awolf on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:52 pm

mads wrote:
awolf wrote:I was looking at this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1889034

And I was wondering, if I want to install KDE 4.8, do I have to do it through the backports? Can I instead just use the kubuntu-ppa/ppa as listed there even though I'm running Linux Mint KDE, or no?

See this.


By "this" you mean earlier in this same thread?? I'm asking whether I can substitute the whole kubunutu normal ppa instead, and what would that do?
I understand this is a silly question, but I'm trying to understand how this stuff works...
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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby mads on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:54 pm

awolf wrote:By "this" you mean earlier in this same thread?? I'm asking whether I can substitute the whole kubunutu normal ppa instead, and what would that do?
I understand this is a silly question, but I'm trying to understand how this stuff works...

awolf, I am sorry. I misunderstood your question. :oops:
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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby awolf on Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:18 am

Well, I just decided to do the backports anyway. So far, everything is just fine. I've had some quirks in my system, but overall good now. No problem with anything crashing. I'm really loving Linux and KDE!
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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby jamied_uk on Mon May 14, 2012 12:48 pm

what do i do after the update part will this make my compiz fusion extras work like wobbly windows etc??


UPDATE
SOLVED!!!

heres how i done it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0xNzm4_ ... e=youtu.be

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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby Rudemeister on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:58 pm

okie2003 wrote:I was just wondering if anyone using KDE 4.8 is using KMail and, if so, how is it working?


Well, I updated to KDE 4.8 using the Ubuntu repos. Everything works great except Kmail. Kmail blows up alot. But it did before I updated from 4.7 to 4.8 anyway. I think it's an Akonadi thig that is causing this too.
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Re: KDE 4.8

Postby linuxviolin on Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:39 am

Rudemeister wrote:
okie2003 wrote:I was just wondering if anyone using KDE 4.8 is using KMail and, if so, how is it working?


Well, I updated to KDE 4.8 using the Ubuntu repos. Everything works great except Kmail. Kmail blows up alot. But it did before I updated from 4.7 to 4.8 anyway. I think it's an Akonadi thig that is causing this too.

Well, there are problems with KMail in 4.8 For example:

KDE Applications Issues

+ KDEPim related issues

- KMail has been upgraded from Kmail 4.4.11.1 (in Mageia 1) to KMail 4.8.x .

The major change is related to Kmail which is now Akonadi based. You should be asked by an utility to either upgrade your installation or start from a fresh configuration.

- Bogofilter is broken with KMail 4.8.x .

Currently using the bogofilter to filter mail under kmail produces empty emails. This a know issue ( see mga 5838 and KDEPIM Devel mailing list. The only workaround currently is to disable bogofilter.

(https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_2_Errata#KDE_Applications_Issues)

It's in the Mageia Wiki but this problem with Bogofilter is a known issue by the KDE devs too.
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