Today is Saturday, and we all know what that means. Yep, this morning I updated my KDE 4 and I’m going to see if I can keep on using it for a full day. A few things failed this morning, like kdeedu. I couldn’t be bothered to figure out why, so I just skipped it. However, I did emerge extragear-plasma which gives me a couple of new things on the desktop.
I also enabled the background slide show. It’s pretty interesting but it does cause a slight delay before the next picture is loaded. This may have something to do with the fact that my SATA drive isn’t working at full speed for some reason. I blame the motherboard for that.
I still have compositing turned on so I’m still getting some funky video artifacts. I’d turn it off but I just like the effects too much. I’m willing to deal with them.
Sound and video are working properly, so I should be good to go for the day. As long as nobody reboots the thing, we’ll be able to see how it works for the day.
I’m a bit disappointed to see that you can’t do an “Open with…” in Dolphins column view. I was ready to switch over to that.
On a non-KDE4 related note, I’ve gotten quite used to using Windows Live Writer for writing my blogs. I find it a lot easier to deal with pictures and stuff. I really wish there was an application for Linux that worked the same way. I’ve tried Drivel, but it’s not quite the same. I think it’s the plugins that hook me, because I really like the Polaroid picture plug in available for it. That’s what I used for the previous blog.