DEC
5
2000

KDE 2.0.1, Now Ready for Download

The KDE Team has just announced the release of KDE 2.0.1. While the release is primarily for updated translations and documentation and for the addition of Japanese as a supported language, it also fixes many of the very annoying bugs in 2.0. A summary of the fixes and a KDE 2.0.1 Info Page are also available. As always, enjoy!

Comments

I have some issue to download "qt-x11-2.2.2.tar.gz" from "ftp://ftp.trolltech.com/qt/source". Would it be possible to place a copy of this file in "2.0.1/distribution/tar/generic/src/" like previous 2.0.0 release?

Thanks


By Nicolas at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Please


By Jim Ermis at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Ok, now I have it. And... thanks for KDE team. Champagne for all of you!


By Nicolas at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Quick Q for you ppl already running 2.0.1:
Is it possible to drag and drop links in konqueror now? ie - drag a link from a page to another window, that loads it. It's pretty much the only feature from netscape 4.x/Mozilla that i miss.

-henrik


By Henrik at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

i'm not using 2.0.1 but a version from CVS of about a week ago and yes, DND links works just fine...


By Aaron Seigo at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Really, I just grabbed the Mandrake 2.0.1 RPMs and
I couldn't drag html links into another window.

doug


By Doug Keller at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Could it have to do with the wm? Some don't support KDE's DND...


By Juju at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

He said he was using CVS, not 2.0.1.


By ac at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Really, I just grabbed the Mandrake 2.0.1 RPMs and
I couldn't drag html links into another window.

doug


By Doug Keller at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Really? I can't find Mandrake RPMs, and am d/ling RedHat 6.x src.rpm's...


By Ill Logik at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

I installed Suse 7.0 rpms - works fine though but while installing kdebase-2*.rpm there is a failed dep called "icons".
I simply cant find a package which makes me think that it could fulfill this dep. So which one is it?


By predator 1710 o... at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Your CD package contains this package. But you can also install with rpm -Uvh --nodeps kdebase*. It will work also usually.

bye
adrian


By Adrian at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Your CD package contains this package. But you can also install with rpm -Uvh --nodeps kdebase*. It will work also usually.

bye
adrian


By Adrian at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Your CD package contains this package. But you can also install with rpm -Uvh --nodeps kdebase*. It will work also usually.

bye
adrian


By Adrian at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

What is "my CD package"? Simply say it s package
xxx.rpm on suse 7.0 or you can d/l it at
http://.... which would be better


By predator 1710 o... at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

By testing the deps (rpm -Uhv --test *.rpm) I also encountered this unsatisfied one (SuSE 6.4). But I've found a icons.rpm on rpmfind.net, which satisfies it! It should also exist on the SuSE CD in xwm1 folder, because rpmfind structure is similar to Suse's own. Or download it simply,
here is the adress of the package on rpmfind:

ftp://rpmfind.net:21/linux/SuSE-Linux/i386/6.4/suse/xwm1/icons.rpm


By Adrian at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

thankee-say.


By predator 1710 o... at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Congratulations on yet annother triumph! KDE is _THE_ desktop environment, and I for one am drooling over the idea of it...
A few ideas:
Add the window decoration thingymagjig to KControl... I don't know wether it's happening everywhere, but in KDE 2.0 on my box it was missing..
Anyways and anyhow, I'm realy liking what's happening, and look forward to seeing the further development of this beauty.
Rock on!!


By Smári P. McCarthy at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

I'm gonna like those kcontrol bugfixes.
After trying KDE2 for a while I had this feeling kcontrol became more stable after a week, on which it crashes every time no matter what user or what config files exist.

After I used Kicker for a while and got _used_ to it, I really felt in love with it :-)


By dys at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Argh, the error message I keep getting upon trying to kick off startkde look beautiful.

"Cannot find octet stream/binary"
"No MIME types loaded!"

I know it's just missing something.
I uninstalled all of my previous KDE stuff with rpm -e, installed QT 2.2.1, kdesupport, kdelibs, kdebase and then the rest.with rpm -ivh. I'm booting into run level 3, and kicking it off with a 'startx' with /usr/local/kde/bin/startkde in my .xinitrc . Can't think of anything I missed. Ideas?


By Brendan at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

I'm not sure if this will help , but I seem to remember that it sometimes makes a difference when you
rm -rf ~/.kde and ~/.kderc too.


By wim bakker at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Hi,
I also have the following lines in my .xinitrc

export KDEDIR=
export QTDIR=
export PATH=:$PATH
startkde

The first two are not really neccessary but the missing PATH could cause a problem. If this wasn't it, I have no idea either ;)

Good Luck,

Richard


By Richard Stevens at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

I had this problem with Caldera and KDE2.0. The fix was as follows:

cd /opt/kde/lib
rm libmimelib.so
rm libmimelib.so.1
ln -s /usr/lib/libmimelib.1.0.1 libmimelib.so
ln -s /usr/lib/libmimelib.1.0.1 libmimelib.so.1

In Caldera, KDE installs under the /opt directory. You may prefer to rename the libraries instead of removing them. Likewise, check for libmimelib.1.0.1 .

Chuck


By Charles at Thu, 2000/12/07 - 6:00am

Oops, make that

libmimelib.so.1.0.1

Chuck


By Charles at Thu, 2000/12/07 - 6:00am

Way to introduce new depenendencies into a BugFix release, guys. I'm tripping out a little that I'd be expected to upgrate libstdc++, and libc for a minor-fix release. These dependencies should have been held-off 'til KDE2.1.


By james at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Using more recent base libs is always a good idea, since the bug fixes in them often apply to huge amounts of apps! Also, unlike in Windoze, updates to very base libraries are free! Thanks to progs like mandrake update and urpmi, things like this are even easier! I love doing stuff like "ln -s /usr/bin/myupdatescript.sh /etc/cron.monthly"


By Carbon at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

In most cases, I would agree with you. In this case, however, To install 2.0.1, I would have to upgrade my entire system.

Let me illustrate my point.

To install the new KDE Libs, I need the new QT libs. Cool. This is not a problem. To install the QT libs, however, I have to upgrade libc (To glibc 2.2), and libstdc++. These are not libraries users should be expected to update. This upgrade will break a number of other applications. Fine, I can recompile. The real kicker in it all, is that to upgrade to glibc2.2, I need the GCC 2.96 development snapshot. Blegh.

- James


By james at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

That seems wrong, I have a RH 6.2 system (VALinux box) with glibc 2.1.3 and QT 2.2.1 (which I compiled from the Source RPM) and I didn't have any problems. I had several KDE 1.9x releases and the 2.0 final installed. I just upgrade to 2.0.1 by "rpm -Uhv --replacefiles k*" in the directory I downloaded the RPMS to. It worked perfectly.

What distro/lib versions do you have that would prevent you from installing QT and KDE?


By raven667 at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

I could say the same about latest versions of linux2.4testX....
you can't compile 2.4-test12preX since you need latest version of util-linux -> can't install later RPM verisons of util-linux on a rh6-0,1, 2 system since it depends on Glibc 2.2 and can't compile late versions of util-linux either...
Who says you can get off the Windows upgrade death march by switching to Linux? I don't see it.


By ac at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Why would you want to update to glibc 2.2? Glibc 2.1.2/3 should be sufficient. I updated my system quite a while ago without any trouble. I was using a SuSE 6.0 based system with glibc 2.0.7 and egcs compiler for quite a while until I discovered a bug in libstdc++ (iostreams not working) and I had to upgrade. I grabbed the sources for gcc 2.95.2, glibc 2.1.2, and the latest libstdc++, read the documentation and started compiling. The installation was not a problem (you have to be careful with glibc installation, of course :-) and the system worked smoothly ever since.

Regards, Stefan.


By Stefan Hellwig at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Looks like you are using something compiled for a different system (an older major version of the distribution, maybe?). Also please note that the KDE team does not compile the release, this is done by the various distributions.


By Dre at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

If upgrading large amounts of progs is a big problem, then it isn't really that much trouble to simply wait three or four weeks for a new distro to come out with updated libs, and use that! After all, you can buy almost any distro at www.cheapbytes.com for under $20 w/ S&H!


By David Simon at Thu, 2000/12/07 - 6:00am

I just finished compiling qt-2.2 and all of kde2.01 from the source tarballs (with the exception of the games and koffice, just downloaded those) without any problem. I am using gcc-2.95.2 and glibc-2.1.3. It seems that the dependency problems are due to the builder of the rpm's and not kde2.01 itself.


By greg at Thu, 2000/12/07 - 6:00am

Thanks

I love you, I love ALL KDE TEAM!!!!!!!!


By Manuel Román at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

¿A todos, juntos? :-)


By Luis Digital at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

¡¡¡¡HOLA!!!!!
Cuanto tiempo. Hace mucho que no tengo el placer de comunicarme contigo. Y sí, a todos, y sobre todo a ti y GNU_LEO.


By Manuel Román at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

Ejem, mariconás las precisas :))))


By anonimous at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

No te entiendo.
I don't understand you.


By Manuel Román at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Yeah, and kudos to the GNOME, Enlightenment, WindowMaker, Sawfish, AfterStep, BlackBox, and other DEs/WMs!


By Carbon at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

too, but I love specialy KDE Team. Because KDE is orgasmic for me.


By Manuel Román at Tue, 2000/12/05 - 6:00am

But where are debian packages ???


By benoit at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am


By Hasso Tepper at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://kde.tdyc.com/ potato main crypto optional qt1apps

Have fun


By Mike Goodman at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Hi, thanks for the great release..
One Question:
I got used to the floating panels, esp. the Taskbar, from the CVS.
Now I've installed the rpms, and: the panels have gone...
What a pity.
Or am I doing anything wrong? At least, there is no Add->Extension in the kicker-menu at all.

DD


By ddd at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Yes, I'd like to make the same "complaint". The extensions were great. On average I have about 10-20 windows opened and having a child panel dedicated mainly to taskbar was a real blessing.

I tried to patch up the new 2.0.1 code with older CVS source - all in vain (broken library dependencies).

Other than that, KDE 2.x rocks!!!


By Peter at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

The CVS version that you got is 2.1 branch and not 2.0.1.. 2.0.1 only has bug-fixes.. what u were looking at is future 2.1!

I have it installed and loving the extensions etc.. go back to CVS ;)


By sarang at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Congratulations! It's great to see a followup so quickly to KDE 2.0.

Two quick questions about installing KDE 2.01 on a Red Hat 6.2 system using RPMs.

1. To install 2.01 and remove 1.12 in one step, is "rpm -Uvh [rpm_name]" all I need to do?

2. The install README says that it is preferable to use qt-2.2.2 but the 2.01 RPMs posted today contain qt-2.2.1. Using RPMFind, I've located Red Hat's qt-2.2.2 RPMs, so I think I'm all set. Just curious: why wouldn't the RPMs be prepared with 2.2.2 (which was evidently packaged on Nov 17)?

Many thanks.

Michael O'Henly


By Michael O'Henly at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

There's the texture example in the qt-2.2.2 examples directory I couldn't compile/make. I removed the $QTDIR/examples/texture directory and proceeded fine, any clues...still looking at the code!


By Charles Kibue at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

Still waiting for Caldera rpms. I hope it fixes some bugs in knode and kmail that I've been having.


By Jim at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

I hope it fixes some bugs in knode and kmail that I've been having.

Don't have to high expectations, this release is mainly for documentation and translations. Only some critical bugs are fixes. Have a look at the changelog.


By Michael Haeckel at Wed, 2000/12/06 - 6:00am

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