Thanks for the shoutout to Smooth Tasks2, installing it now to test it out. Looks interesting.
User-produced plugins for a widget should really not be able to do that...
I'm still impressed by the rate at which niggling bugs have been going down since 4.7 or so, however. :)
To recap answers about issues mentioned in this thread:
On all PCs I have access to, only the mail indexer causes problems on a single PC and that's not even Nepomuk itself but only an individual plugin.
It's totally unrealistic that Nepomuk can cause a PC not to boot.
Using Plasma Desktop without Plasma is impossible.
Akonadi is only required by a handful of applications and Plasma Desktop is not one of those.
Problems with one task bar can be avoided by using another one. Icon Tasks and Smooth Tasks 2 seem to be the most popular alternatives.
* All for Wayland!
some time passed:
So KWin on non-Wayland-systems still will be supported...
* KMS is linux-only.
Wrong - ONE SINGLE FreeBSD-dev has ported recent mesa + xf86-video-intel to FreeBSD. So if kwin would depend on certain features only available through KMS FreeBSD will work (at least on intel GPUs).
Mid-2011 he knew that systemd will get the only Linux-init-log-allinone-system-OS-whatever. And KDE (KWin/Plasma) will need quite some extra love in order to support other init-...-systems.
1.5 years later and this still is not true. And I even can't imagine where a window manager should depend on special feature only exposed by systemd...
As long as there are FreeBSD/Solaris/...-Devs that support KDE KDE will run on FreeBSD/Solaris/... It's open source. Keep that in mind.
In the comments:
kwin should not be affected, as startkde actually works :)Quote:
Once solidified, I'd like to see this work made available to the desktop. Obviously, we'll need to keep startkde for non-systemd systems, but that's easy enough: it hasn't changed in forever. :)