I currently use t-bird with an nntp account pointing to gmane to read
this list and sereral others. Does kde have an nntp client program of
any sort? I don't see it as a possible new account type in kmail. Also,
search with kpackagekit yields nothing with "usenet" or "nntp" that is
I have been trying out Fedora these past days and, since I pretty much like KDE / Plasma, I have installed the KDE spin. I mainly have some gripes about the default package selection on the Spin, which I will list below. I do not intend this to be a rant or something like that, and most of these thoughts are probably just personal preferences, but I thought it may be helpful to have some feedback from a newcomer's standpoint.
There are three browsers installed by default: Firefox, Falkon and Konqueror. I honestly think this is too much for a default selection. Firefox is a given, of course, but Konqueror and Falkon should not be there. IMHO, Falkon is still still a young project and Konqueror is a... let's call it "ancient" browser/file manager. I personally think both of them are the typical software which people actually know about and install on their own.
Software management: both dnfdragora and Discover are present. I find this confusing and I do not know if there is any technical reason behind why there are two different graphical software management tools present by default, alongside the command-line options, and Discover's update applet on the taskbar. By comparison, the gnome edition only has the Software store.
Office suite: I want to believe that LibreOffice is more used than the Calligra suite. I'd rather prefer to find no Office suite installed by default and choose either of them.
K3b: I think disc burning tools should not be present by default anymore, since it's increasingly hard to find modern desktops/laptops with CD/DVD writers.
Kwrite and Kate: I think this is more of a KDE "too many applications" issue, but I would rather expect to have both Kwrite and Kate present by default, (or better, just Kate)
Multimedia: This is purely personal but I would rather see VLC as a sensible default instead of Dragon Player.
Printing tools: I see that there is printing support, but there I could not find a scanning application (Skanlite comes to mind). The gnome workstation edition has a scanner application by default.
I find it weird there are tools such as:
Krusader, but not a diff tool (such as Kompare)
Kgpg, but not Kleopatra (cert/key management)
I honestly think the KDE spin is "too much" when compared to the default workstation/gnome edition, which is actually very minimalist and curated when it comes to default software selection, and it makes me think the KDE spin is a second-class citizen.
Again, I do not intend this to be a rant, but instead to be helpful feedback. I would like to hear anyone's thoughts about this and I am open to criticism!
On 14/01/20 5:34 pm, Syam Krishnan wrote:
> I just noticed that the widgets on Spectacle window look different
> from rest of KDE applications. It looks somewhat like a Qt4
> application (not that I have seen one recently).
I think it is due to bug:
But I don't have any problems with Dolphin started from KRunner.
I am having a cable internet with ADSL network. I don't have any router. I want to connect to internet using this connection. I used to have windows 7 ultimate before. There I used to add new connection in the network center. Then I select broadband. Then I used to see a broadband connection icon in My Networks. This I would right click and add a shortcut to the desktop. I open it in the desktop and enter my login and password. That's when I get connected to the internet. I recently migrated to the Fedora Scientific OS with KDE Plasma desktop. I don't see broadband or ADSL or Cable Internet options in the Network settings. There only wired/802.11/IPv4/IPv6 are the options. I have ethernet wired connection without any modem with append 10 GBps. I don't see option to use wired connection with login credentials. That option is there in 802.11 option. I tried everything but nothing seems to work.
I am trying to compile a LaTeX file with the packages newtxtext and newtxmath, both in the rpm texlive-newxt. It does not produce a pdf file with the following error message
!pdfTeX error: /usr/bin/pdflatex (file ntxsups_t1.enc): cannot open encoding file for reading
The cited rpm contains a lot of enc files but not this one. Should I open a bugzilla ticket? Thanks, Enrique
PS. Fedora 31 fully updated