KDE 4.1 Beta 1

I just downloaded and tried KDE4.1 Beta 1 for Ubuntu. It's got some quirks still, but it really rocks. It's very beautiful and smooth.

You see the desktops with some widgets: Notes, Dictionary, Slideshow, Fuzzy Clock(pretty cool), Logout&Lock, Trash Can.

Here is a list of bugs I have found so far:

  • knotify4 causes a very high wakeup rate (>100/sec) in powertop
  • many screensavers don't seem to show up, esp. kde3 ones
  • the display settings change the display, but don't change the settings of guidance-displayconfig, which is called at/etc/X11/Xsession.d/40guidance-displayconfig_restore
  • when the display resolution is changed, the panel at the bottom does not change until explicitly reset, not even after logout and login
  • it often gets stuck during logout and has to be killed with ctrl-alt-backspace
  • when the panel is quit, plasma segfault "plasma[6449]: segfault at 7f28000dc947 ip 7f28000dc947 sp 7fff8b103e28 error 14 in libnss_nis-2.7.so[7f2870885000+a000]"
  • when you place the "minimize-all" widget in the panel, plasma reproducibly starts using 50% cpu for me.

Get it here: https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-members-kde4/+archive or from your friendly Linux Distributor. :)

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