I've been working hard on the next UP5 release.
With KDE 4.8.4 came new features...and new bugs. Most of them were resolved for which I created several (six by now) custom deb packages to ensure that future updates will not pose any problems. Clem decided that grub didn't need a custom background anymore, so I took the liberty to integrate grub into the current LMDE KDE theme.
Bugs - Live 32-bit
- There is no shut down or restart in Kickoff menu.
I've sent an e-mail about this bug to kde-develop but it first needs to be reviewed by the moderator.
A workaround: shut down button in favorites menu.
Once installed, all buttons are available again.
- Adding a wireless connection in Networkmanager results in the following error message:
Error adding connections: Insufficient privileges
I filed a bug at bugzilla: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=682606
After installation you can easily add a new wireless connection.
I could not confirm this bug on the 64-bit LMDE KDE: I haven't got a 64-bit laptop to test on...
Handling the desktop, traditionally was done by overriding the Debian scripts with custom scripts. This approach did not work anymore with this new version of KDE so I had to recode the scripts that handled the desktop creation for new users. In stead of overriding I choose to Mintify the default Debian desktop. Even when all fails you'll have a perfectly good desktop but it won't look Minty.
As you might know, I created some scripts to simplify the installation of Nvidia, ATI or Broadcom drivers. I started a separate thread (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 1&p=621532
) for this but it didn't get the attention I had hoped for. In the next version you can simply run "driverchk" and the scripts will install the appropriate drivers for your hardware. When these scripts are thoroughly tested, I plan to integrate them into mintwelcome.
Another little project of mine is a Plymouth Manager for Debian. I'm at 80% now and I will pick this up again after UP5.
For those that would like to upgrade their current LMDE KDE to UP5: the custom LMDE deb packages will be available when UP5 goes official and I will accompany them with a script for a smooth upgrade.
Has anybody got a clue when UP5 will go official?