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Orjan Sinclair
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not Friday but still my desktop (one of them, I use Virtual Desktops). Blue Sora theme, KFaenza icons, Kubuntu 14.10
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Dear all Kubuntus,

from my point of view Plasma/KDE5 is not mature enough for production use. That is how I see it and you are free to disagree.

I have one computer and I use to make a living. There is a degree to how much I can surrender a working stable environment to "new and shiny".

This is not meant as an offense to the developers who have spent
countless hours on the "5" environment.

What I dont get/understand is how many just seem to jump on to this
upgrade and did not expect serious breakages? Then go on to use XCFE or Lubuntu instead of, to me, simply staying where you are?

Use 14.04 or 14.10. If you want a newer kernel go mainline kernel ppa
(as I type this I am on kernel 4.1.rc2), for graphics there are several
ppa for Libreoffice again the same.

If you choose to go Plasma5 then EXPECT breakages and lack of functions. It is still in development (sorry devs but that is the truth) and you are likely to hit snags for at least 2 releases of Kubuntu.

With loads of respect to Kubuntu maintainers and developers
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+Johan Hallenberg  my point was more about my surprise that so many seemed/seems so surprised over breakages, missing widgets and so on. I am not sure the devs were so clear over it but we agree: if stability is important then wait. +Clay Weber frankly I wonder how many care about things such as kernels etc and if they do they are problably (like me) toying around with it already via various ppa
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Playing with 15.04 in a VM but having some issues. Can not find Lancelot that I find to be the best launcher? Where is kdeplasma-addons package?  Muon package manager seems to have issues too
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+Smittie Smith It's ironic: i followed in a virtualbox machine the development of 15.04 and now, after the bare metal installation, i am experiencing bugs i've never seen in the VM.
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The ultimate software tester: your children. Leave even a "rugged" linux installation in their hands and sooner or later it goes belly up
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any idea if/when we might get latest upates of KDE to Kubuntu 14.10 (and I do not mean Plasma 5.x)?
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I can only guess that since next Kubuntu 15.04 is going to be based on Plasma 5 that is where the resources are directed to
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How stupid must you be to be hired by Fox News? / Hur dum får man vara för att bli anställd på Fox News?
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Dear HP.com - since you insist I share on whatever social media while I am trying to get some support advice: your (to me) new web layout sucks. I can not find the simplest thing such as a driver but keeps getting lost in "pointers" that lead back to where I started. Perhaps you should worry less about Facebook, Twitter etc and instead go back to focusing on assisting those who look for support?? And please fire whoever redesigned your former, nicely working, support website
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Kubuntu guys, if you want to swap MySql for MariaDB in your Akonadi setup here is a how-to. I did (on 14.10 so version is 5.5 for my, not 5.6) and all Akonadi-depending stuff feels snappier

- 1st i run update:
sudo aptitude update
when it is done then:
sudo aptitude purge mysql-server-core-5.6 mysql-client-core-5.6
aptitute will tell it has many dependencies, many packages will be removed ... so it asks if i accept that solution - choose no (n)
then it will propose installing:

1) mariadb-client-core-10.0 [10.0.17-0ubuntu1 (vivid)]
2) mariadb-common [10.0.17-0ubuntu1 (vivid)]
3) mariadb-server-core-10.0 [10.0.17-0ubuntu1 (vivid)]

- if you accept this - mysql will be removed, mariadb (fork of mysql) will be installed, and akonadi will start without any issues.
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Kunde inte säga det bättre själv, den saken är klar
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Statistiken ger svar. Stämmer det att vi får ett bättre samhälle om fler människor utövar och praktiserar religion, så som de stora religiösa samfunden påstår? Tack vare nya omfattande data kan vi ...
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