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#181 HawkMan

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 21:09

One working solution that's well designed seems better to me than 5 half assed solutions that each implements different solutions, under the guise that everyone can pick the one they want, you know unless they want number 2 with some of the features of number 5 and the sorting of number 3.


I guess it's better than no start menu?

Well it's a long time since Windows 3.11 was out of support.  but some people still like linux distros using tiled DE's with no start menu.  by a lot I mean in relation to linux userbase of course. 




#182 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:14



Jack -- just out of curiosity, which distro are you testing with.. think you were partial to Kubuntu yea? Is it Kubuntu with the neon/kf5 PPA or the 14.10 beta?  And how's the stability, good enough for general use yet or still keeping it to a VM? Last build I messed with was pretty wonky but it was a really early build too, tempted to check up on it again, curious if it's ready for a real desktop yet.

 

i am using the kubuntu nightly master packages, so i get the whole stuff updated daily. kinda bleeding edge, but not as stable as you would just use the project neon 5 iso.

however if you are really behind it, get the nightly stuff, and do bug reporting - there are still many out there, however more now so on the design level, for example missplaced icons like here:

 

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or lately there is also a bug with k-launcher

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generally i would avoid to use it daily, things like akonadi server are not yet implemented, so Kontact would not fully work, especially not the Kmail stuff.

 

give it a go in virtualbox i'd say, or do what i have done. run a default kubuntu 14.04.1 and then add the project neon ppas, that way you can chose from login what instance you wanna run (plasma or project neon). so when in the testing/bug-reporting mood, you login to project neon, when you need your daily work done, run plasma, which by now is amazingly stable and quite fast as well.



#183 Riva

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 09:41

Looks a lot better than the previous one



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 20:43

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#185 chrisj1968

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 20:46

looks pretty. clean, nice and worthy.



#186 Lamp0

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 21:57

more like Failsma...



#187 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:53

there is really nothing but huge respect you have to show for kde developers. i like the last talk of the super secret plan for kde in their forums, seems like there is at least a plan going on to give applications like mail next and gallery next and probably more a very unified look.

and they are doing all this for free, so impressive.



#188 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 09:11

concept of a new installer

 

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#189 Haggis

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 09:23

they look good, but anyone can throw together a concept in gimp lol



#190 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 09:27

it's in the kde visual design group forum. many of the ideas debated there make it into the os sooner or later. seeing that the latest project neon 5 iso demo still uses the old installer i think it's time for a new one anyway and should not be too difficult to implement.



#191 HawkMan

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 11:44

All the distros make their own installers, not KDE designed ones, so it seems like a waste of resources. 



#192 spy beef

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 23:21

How stable is this compared to KDE 4.13?