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  • KDE Will Prioritize Wayland, Consistency & Apps Over The Next Two Years

    Phoronix: KDE Will Prioritize Wayland, Consistency & Apps Over The Next Two Years

    This summer KDE was looking for ideas on new goals to pursue along the likes of their successful Usability + Productivity initiative. In marking the start of their annual Akademy developer conference in Milan, the KDE developers announced their new set of goals to focus on for the next two years...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...KDE-2019-Goals

  • Qaridarium
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    right now on my Debian 10.1 i am forced to use gnome instead of KDE because KDE on my new 4K monitor with debian 10.1 is a complete disaster.

    (Edit) my KDE works now it was the GPU firmware what was missing it still has some problems with 4K resolution for example a to small start button. and need some manuel config to be usefull in 4K as a TV.
    Last edited by Qaridarium; 09-25-2019, 05:03 PM.

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  • FireBurn
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    Originally posted by R41N3R View Post

    Sounds like a bug in an older Plasma release... If I remember correctly you can adjust back and forth the scaling factor and then it will work fine.
    It's still in 5.16 but I've not tried 5.16.5 under wayland yet. The weird thing was it would work if started manually from SDDM, would start quarter filled if auto starting and start perfectly fine under GDM

    As always Martin wasn't helpful in tracking the issue down, I've still no idea if the issue lies in SDDM, Kwin, the handoff between the two, or simply a timing issue - maybe SDDM starts kwin_wayland before the hardware is ready

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  • R41N3R
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    Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
    I still can't launch kwin_wayland with SDDM properly - when I do, it only uses the the top quarter of the screen and I still see the console on the rest of it - the mouse however works on the whole screen
    Sounds like a bug in an older Plasma release... If I remember correctly you can adjust back and forth the scaling factor and then it will work fine.

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  • gbcox
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    Originally posted by niner View Post

    If I'm not going to get synchronization with "legacy" apps, then why have I had synchronization for years between kontact and my Android phone? IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV are a thing. As is ActiveSync which with e.g. https://kopano.com/ is trivial to get.
    If it works for you, consider yourself lucky: https://www.reddit.com/r/kde/comment..._davmail_woes/
    The issue as many other people have mentioned in the thread is that the vast majority of people have moved on - those that haven't are at the mercy of people who may or may not address issues or add features in a timely manner. Most of these applications are not well supported, mainly because most people aren't interested in spending the time and energy installing and maintaining calendar and email apps.

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  • niner
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    Originally posted by gbcox View Post
    In today's world, people demand syncronization with their mobile devices - and you just aren't going to get that with the legacy apps.
    If I'm not going to get synchronization with "legacy" apps, then why have I had synchronization for years between kontact and my Android phone? IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV are a thing. As is ActiveSync which with e.g. https://kopano.com/ is trivial to get.

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  • royce
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    Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    Interesting. I'm using a KDE Wayland session as my daily driver and there's only 3 bugs I have with it:
    2. Yakuake can't show up on my second monitor for some reason
    Apps do not have a concept of which display they're running in, or the capabilities of that display (like resolution etc).

    3. Firefox running natively on Wayland visually glitches any other windows that appear on top of it
    This is a compositor problem.

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  • Mateus Felipe
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    These are also the priorities of Shit Desktop.

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  • ms178
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    Originally posted by niner View Post

    None of my contacts were informed at the time they gave me their data that we would give the data to any third party.

    So your "plenty of good alternatives" are just that? "Give all your data and your company's data to Google and use their webapps"? You do have odd definitions of "plenty" and "good" I dare say.
    From a look in Art. 1 Nr. 3 GDPR: "The free movement of personal data within the Union shall be neither restricted nor prohibited for reasons connected with the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data." - as you see processing of data (at least within the Union, but there are treaties with the USA as well) is neither restricted nor prohibited. Of course the details are way more complicated. But there are ways to comply for cloud provides and businesses with this regulation. See also Art. 5 - 11 for the general principles, especially Art. 6 (1) b GDPR for the fullfilling of contracts, there is no consent needed to process their data.

    If you don't want to use Google products or cloud based services, fine. The GPDR argument doesn't hold scrutiny, at least to my eyes (and I got several law degrees but I don't deal with data protection law often anymore). There are plenty of other alternatives which I don't use hence I cannot talk about them. They exist though as these apps provide some common functionality. As you might remember, Kdenlive would be my exception. Not that there are no alternatives, but it has quite a few users. My argument is that problems like FireBurn's are much more important in my eyes to a wider audience. And there are still plenty of areas which I would rather see some developer attention on (which I consider to be "core features" of a desktop environment). We might agree to disagree on this one.

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  • FireBurn
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    I still can't launch kwin_wayland with SDDM properly - when I do, it only uses the the top quarter of the screen and I still see the console on the rest of it - the mouse however works on the whole screen

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