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Month: October 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Latest press/comments on release

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:39:26 -0700 (PDT)
> Regarding my earlier comments on whether anyone has tried
> KDE4 recemtly, I downloaded a KDE 4.9 testing LiveCD with OpenSUSE
> 12.1.  While the boot sequence was slow and the default graphics are as bad as I
> remembered, the killer was that the entire virtual machine locked up as soon
> as I clicked the Kicker menu icon.  I think I'll wait until OpenSUSE
> officially releases a LiveCD with KDE 4.9 before trying again. :-)

I find testing Live CDs in a virtual machine to be problematic at times. Something about the way Live CDs are made or function goes awry in a virtual machine. Mostly I tend to avoid that kind of testing because unless the Live CD is built with virtual machine video drivers, the maximum resolution is 800x600.

I don't know whether 4.9 continues the practice, but the default in KDE4 was compositing being enabled. That will cause older versions of VirtualBox to fail.

Testing KDE 4.9 from a Live CD in a virtual machine likely is not conclusive in any way. :)

I have access to 4.8.5 but have not explored.