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    Default KDE 4.6 Beta 1 Is Here With Fun New Features

    Phoronix: KDE 4.6 Beta 1 Is Here With Fun New Features

    Like Linux gamers, KDE users have a reason to be thankful today and that's because KDE Software Compilation 4.6 Beta 1 is now available. This six-month update to the KDE desktop stack includes revamped activities in the Plasma Desktop, major search improvements within the Dolphin File Manager, improved mobile device support, and Kontact is now based on Akonadi...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODgyNw

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    There's a small typo in the article:
    The final release of KDE Software Compilation 2.6 will come at the end of January.
    Should be 4.6

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevens View Post
    There's a small typo in the article:


    Should be 4.6
    Oh it's not a typo. In a GNOME-like effort to avoid confusing users, KDE is part of a movement to have all software sport the same version. Since the kernel is at the center of everything, it only makes sense to use the same version number as the kernel, which is 2.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siride View Post
    Oh it's not a typo. In a GNOME-like effort to avoid confusing users, KDE is part of a movement to have all software sport the same version. Since the kernel is at the center of everything, it only makes sense to use the same version number as the kernel, which is 2.6.
    And somewhere in the future they will start numbering releases by the year number: KDE 2012 Pro \m/

    Back on topic: Theoretically when everything in KDE is using akonadi one can use an external mysql server to store it's data. This should help when reinstalling the OS, or when there is need to have this information available in more than one computer. At least that's the main advantage I see in akonadi for me.

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    This can help convincing users switch to Thuderbird too
    I already did it and I think I will never use kmail again
    It just sucks too hard with IMAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    This can help convincing users switch to Thuderbird too
    I already did it and I think I will never use kmail again
    It just sucks too hard with IMAP.
    You're talking about kmail1 or kmail2? (second one is using akonadi)

    I have had no real issues with kmail1 and IMAP, and I'm looking forward alot to the new-and-improved kmail2

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    This can help convincing users switch to Thuderbird too
    Thunderbirds sucks balls. It integrates with nothing. It sucks with KDE's Desktop, it sucks with GNONE, it sucks with Mac OS X, and it also sucks with Windows. With the exception of tabs, updated button themes, and ports to newer Gecko versions, TB is stagnating since 6 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    It just sucks too hard with IMAP.
    You're making things up. KMail works very nice with IMAP. I have set up KMail with three IMAP accounts without any problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by not.sure View Post
    Speaking of which: Is there any kmail left that can run without mysql&akonadi? Or do we actually really have to install trinity for that?
    Trinity is a mess. Two programmers and one or two packagers trying to maintain a whole desktop environment is insane.
    I use Kontact 4.4.7 with KDE Platfrom 4.5.3 and Akonadi isn't cauing any problems. Using an actual database for accessing the stored information is the only logical way in this era.

    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    the activities thing (in other words: multi desktops) is just too unintuitive.

    They should make it more intuitive like on mobile OSs
    I'm sure the Plasma team would be thankful for any constructive input.

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    the activities thing (in other words: multi desktops) is just too unintuitive.

    They should make it more intuitive like on mobile OSs

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    You don't need activities for multiple desktops.

    Only if you want different widgets, background, panels, etc. on different desktops.

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    Finally the old hal is replaced in KDE!
    That was the last project moving from hal.

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