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Re: Helena KDE ideas

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In RE: KWallet...

Whats the big deal? ? ? ?

This is in the category of "If its not broke, don't fix [break] it!"

KWallet works and works good, why mess with?

KWallet, ENABLED.

For Helena:

1) Desktop mode restored
2) plasma disabled
3) Default apps:
a) Email - KMail
b) Browser- Konqueror
c) File Manager - Konqueror
4) OpenOffice - Min. V3.1 or better last release before a RTM release
5) Fill the rest of the DVD with other stuff
a) Frostwire
b ) what ever else we shove on the dvd

6) Latest ALSA for best audio system compatability
7) Latest HPLIP
8) Restoration of the smb://, etc. functions of Konqueror
9) Slaughter dolphin with the tunas!

Get the software from the source of the software ie: HP, OO, etc. if canonical does not want to keep, up.
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Re: Helena KDE ideas

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dequire wrote:This is Linux...There are ALWAYS alternatives! Sometimes - too many of them. :)

You know the saying - opinions are like XXX-XXXXX; Everyone's got one. :p
Are any of them as good as Mint (GNOME) menu that can be incorporated with Mint KDE?
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This is what the Lancelot menu looks like in Kubuntu 9.10 . .
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Dalamar wrote:Are any of them as good as Mint (GNOME) menu that can be incorporated with Mint KDE?
richyrich wrote:This is what the Lancelot menu looks like in Kubuntu 9.10 . .
I'd say that is yes =) although I like the default KDE menu quite a bit. It doesn't take up much screen real estate and I like where the search feature is a lot better than the Gnome menu.
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Rob Brill wrote:Gnome MPlayer - Out
KMplayer is available and I wonder why it's not included by default, but Gnome Player is included? This seems to be illogical.

In my opinion, included media players should be:

* KMplayer
* Dragon Player
* Songbird (Amarok still isn't back yet to it's 3.x glory days - maybe by KDE 4.4 it will be. Though I still thing it should be included on the DVD)
* MiniTube. MiniTube is a most excellent little program. Turns Youtube into a Flash-free TV 8)
Minitube is a native YouTube client. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.
Minitube should join the Mint family and become standard on all Mint versions IMO. Esp. since Flash is a PITA for so many people.
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I tried Sabayon 5 DVD, and I have to say, I loved the installation process and the easy way it lets you choose the software you want to install, I say this because every KDE distro I've tested and Installed I always start by taking out the software I don't use or like (e.g. I always change Open Office for Koffice). It would be a lot easier if we were allowed to choose the software we want (or do not). For newbies, there would be a "default" option with the usual software...
If we're going to have that much free space in the DVD, let's use it!!!
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Boo -

OpenSuse has released their Firefox-KDE integration changes downstream. This would be a major help for us in adding both polish and functionality to Mint KDE CE. I would hope we could use this in Helena. This mod, along with Firefox's Flashgot extension, are all that are needed to make Firefox look and play nice in KDE4.

Thanks goes out to the OpenSuse team for these enhancements.

Thoughts?

OpenSuse 11.2 Firefox KDE integration

PPA for Firefox KDE integration
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richyrich wrote:This is what the Lancelot menu looks like in Kubuntu 9.10 . .
lancelot.png
That looks cool! However, installation is a lot of work. Can this be made easy to install in Helena or be used as an alternative? Thanks!
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It's a widget (already in kde), I just right-click, add widget, added it to the panel, and removed the kicker menu. :)
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richyrich wrote:It's a widget (already in kde), I just right-click, add widget, added it to the panel, and removed the kicker menu. :)
That's great! Will try Mint KDE 7 on a spare drive and do that. Thanks! Errr... how can I remove the kicker menu?
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How about Arora as the web browser? I
I have looked at Aurora and I like some things about it but a lot of sites do not recognize it, given some time it may become a good choice though.
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Will the new Disk Utility that is in Main 8 (Palimpsest Disk Utility 2.28.0) be available ?

I work with a lot of used hardware, and just by plugging in a drive, I can get a full review of it's status, and details of any faults/errors.

Love it ! :D

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Boo wrote:With Helena on the horision I am looking for ideas for new apps, replacement apps, new widgets and apps to remove.
I am looking to add:
Mythtv frontend (v 0.22) and mythbuntu control centre.
Grub 2 (now a ubuntu default) instead of gfxboot.
A KDE4 partitioner.
Google widgets.
KDE Partition Manager

disable kwallet
make blinking start icon

Boo
You could do all of that if you install kubuntu-desktop. Then you would have the choice of using KDE or Gnome desktops at login. I did it and I am running what you see in my signature: Linux Mint 8 and Ubuntu both with Kubuntu desktops and KDE 4.3.3. I actually have four desktops to choose from; two in Gnome and two KDE in two different systems on my HD. Experiment, enjoy.
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bobcollard, Boo is the Developer of the Mint KDE CE. :)
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exploder wrote:bobcollard, Boo is the Developer of the Mint KDE CE. :)
Open mouth, insert foot, open mouth wider, insert other foot. Now what else can I say? WHOOPS? Sorry, I don't know all the people who work on these applications and systems. I thought he was a user like me looking for a way to add KDE applets to a basically Ubuntu system. My bad.
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Open mouth, insert foot, open mouth wider, insert other foot. Now what else can I say? WHOOPS? Sorry, I don't know all the people who work on these applications and systems. I thought he was a user like me looking for a way to add KDE applets to a basically Ubuntu system. My bad.
Sorry man, I just couldn't resist. It was funny! :) You will learn who everybody is soon enough. You can kid around and have fun on the forum.
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Re: Helena KDE ideas

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Hi Boo,

What have you done lately on the kDE 8 Helena development? . Can you tell us something about it?
Well, if there is something new on the horizon. I would like to know if you can add as an
extra option this blue wallpaper for KDE 8 Helena.

Blue colour
The Wave 8)
by: Arashi

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=36032

Cheers
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Re: Helena KDE ideas

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I think there are some good up-and-coming kde apps that you might consider:
rekonq - web browser (similar interface to chrome, good kde integration, doesnt support kwallet yet)
bangarang - movie player (simplistic, stylish interface, good management of media)

Also smooth tasks is a popular task manager for kde which looks and behaves similar to windows 7's task switcher.

Finally if you want a special plasma wallpaper plugin for Mint KDE 8, I can help out. Wallpaper plugins are more than just images, they can be animated and be dynamic. For example Mandriva 2010's default wallpaper changes depending on the time of the day. Also there is an animated starfield plugin

All the best for your next release!
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Will there be a AMD 64 version of Mint 8? I'm currently digging 64 bit Mint 7/Gnome, but as a long time KDE 3 user, I could be tempted back to KDE.
Currently not many of the 64 bit KDE distros quite have "it". I know I could install the KDE packages, but sometimes that leaves me with a lot of "cruft" that I don't use (or know that I have).
Thanks.
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hinto wrote:Will there be a AMD 64 version of Mint 8? I'm currently digging 64 bit Mint 7/Gnome, but as a long time KDE 3 user, I could be tempted back to KDE.
Currently not many of the 64 bit KDE distros quite have "it". I know I could install the KDE packages, but sometimes that leaves me with a lot of "cruft" that I don't use (or know that I have).
Thanks.
-hinto
If not you can have your own version. Just install kubuntu-desktop from either terminal or synaptic and you will have a choice of Gnome or KDE desktops at login. I did it with Gloria 7, x86_64, but, I decided to try the RC1 and did it with the i386 version of Linux Mint 8.
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