On 17/09/2016 21:17, Daniel Frey wrote:
> On 09/17/2016 12:08 PM, Alan McKinnon wrote:
>> On 17/09/2016 17:16, Robin Atwood wrote:
>>> On Saturday 17 September 2016, Alan McKinnon wrote:
>>>> What a peculiar odd thing to say. You might want to revisit your word
>>>> choice there.
>>> Perhaps you're right. Unfortunately I don't have the time currently to
>>> fight with ebuilds so I will declare my system, in IBM's immortal
>>> expression, "functionally stabilised"! It does everything I need it to
>>> so updates are not really necessary. I looked into the KDE5 upgrade
>>> recently and what I read did not inspire me with confidence.
>> KDE5 works well enough, I've been using it here for months. There are
>> recurring reports of icons going missing and other uber-annoying
>> cosmetic issues, but I find the software quite functional.
> I like to actually *use* my computer though, not fight the DE. When I
> tried it months ago, plasma would crash every 10 seconds on its own.
Honestly, that sounds like you're projecting experiences of long ago
onto the present.
I haven't had a plasma crash in MONTHS, which falsifies everything you
> KDE5 won't be stable until another year at the minimum. After installing
> it and having the crashing (and other issues, but the main one was the
> constant crashing) I had no desire to put up with a broken DE for years
> like my experience with KDE4. Hell, with KDE4 it took them two years to
> put back basic functionality like a fully-functional systemsettings.
>> One thing KDE5 isn't though, is KDE4++ :-)
>> If KDE4 is really what you want, then you best stick with it.
> It sure isn't easy though. I've stopped updating my computer and I
> probably won't try KDE5 until middle next year. Hopefully by then it'll
> actually be *usable*. It would have been nice if they snapshotted kde4
> 7-8 months ago and put the entirety in kde-sunset before messing with
> ebuilds and creating cross-version dependencies.