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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Running Trinity, KDE 4, and KDE 3 Concurrently

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:35:04 -0800 (PST)
> Concerning Amarok, I only remember that I had a lot of
> problems to
> configure it and run it like I wanted to when I installed
> Trinity
> 3.5.12.
> So I removed amarok-trinity at that moment and never tried
> it again.
> I ran the lenny's version that I'm used to and didn't feel
> any
> need to change. But, sadly, it doesn't work anymore:
> not found
> not found
> amarok-engine-xine 1.4.10 is still installed...

Ah, I see. I'm a regular Amarok user too.

I don't know whether this will help, but in my dual boot setup with KDE3 and TDE, I ran some nominal tests with Amarok 3.5.13. Nothing unusual or unexpected happened. I did not perform exhaustive testing, but I never was an Amarok power user and would not know how to perform exhaustive testing with Amarok. But my playlists loaded and tunes sounded the same as in KDE3. Volume control worked, Pause button worked, I could hide or enable the menu, etc, and Amarok did not crash.

I migrated my KDE3 profile to TDE using my migration script. Therefore, all of my Amarok settings, config files, and databases were the same.

But you raise an interesting point about being able to concurrently run both KDE3 and TDE --- what happens when the TDE version breaks? As much as I am pressing here to get TDE as my primary desktop, the bugzilla contains some irritating bugs that are not yet resolved. Thus, cautious people will be tempted to use KDE3 in any transition. I know there are many patches in the bugzilla queue waiting to be merged, but after that happens I hope R14 sees a thorough scrubbing before release.

That is my personal goal: that by R14, TDE is my primary desktop, if not sooner. I'm so close right now. :)