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 worksOnce 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.