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
After the latest updates, saved session restore no longer restarts
Thunderbird and Firefox. Is anyone else seeing this?
Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
"After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."
In my prior post, I included chromium in the list of browser candidates. If
you're not familiar with it, it is essentially a free version of google
chrome that recently made it's way into fedora package repositories.
Advantages and features include:
* based on same rendering engine as qtwebengine (that qupzilla uses)
* has active, well-supported upstream
* some kde integration: kde file dialogs, kwallet for secrets
* supports most chrome addons/extensions
* pretty new to fedora (only a few weeks)
* packaging/buildsystem is... messy and fragile (not unique here,
qtwebengine suffers similarly but less so)
* not 100% native (like qupzilla)
I have updated my laptop to F25 (soon to be alpha) using the dnf plugin,
the process was smooth and uneventful. All seems to work with some small
exceptions that seem to be related:
1) Plasma takes some time to show, I use two displays and the first shows
immediately, as usual, but the second takes more than a minute to show. When
it shows it is complete, the problem is the delay. The panel again takes some
minutes to show, as soon as it shows it works normally.
2) The applications saved in a session, like dolphin, take a long time (again
several minutes) to be responsive. As soon as they are responsive they work as
usual. For some reason this does not affect konsole.
3) For qt based applications (I tried lyx, texstudio, calligra stage and
kmail) to open a file File->Open takes more than a minute (several minutes
sometimes). When the dialogue shows the everything proceeds normally.
An example of case 3) is to attach a file to this message. If I drag and drop
a file from dolphin to the window that I have used to compose the message the
insertion is immediate. If on the other hand I use the menu "Attach->Attach
File" it takes several minutes until the file chooser shows, and then
everything works at normal pace.
The reason to report this bug here is because the pattern seems related with
qt and the interaction with file dialogues, as other dialogues seems to be OK.
FWIW I tried the last kernel that I have used in F24 (4.7.2) and the result is
Any help is appreciated. :-)
Fedora 24 KDE currently runs KDE Plasma 5.7.3. KDE announced two additional point releases (5.7.4, released this week, and 5.7.5, to be launched on Sep 13) preceding the launch of LTS version 5.8 later this year.
Shall we expect Plasma upgrades to 5.7.4 and 5.7.5 on Fedora 24 KDE soon? In addition, will 5.8 be available to Fedora 24 or only made available on upcoming Fedora 25? Tentative / committed dates / roadmap for these KDE upgrades?