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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2016, 01:09:35 am »
I might like that app a bit more if I could pronounce it ::)

Does it work with mp3 now (or wma, or whatever it was that didn't used to work) ?

Everything I download and listen to on a daily basis is MP3, so that's always worked in Guayadeque.  It records in MP3 too.  Soooo, I'm not sure what it doesn't support.  Never tried anything else.

When I was testing Ubu Xenial, Guayadeque quit working after an incremental system upgrade.  Something or another made it crash like an Ikea table.

When I looked for an updated version, in several different venues, I discovered 'anonbeat' had abandoned the project.  He said life had gotten in the way, and he didn't have time to devote to Guayadeque any longer, blah, blah, blah.

While I was looking around for an alternative, I found another coder that seized the opportunity and was in the process of forking Guayedeque.  He said the only difference would be, he was going to do it right.  LoL !

I *guess* anaonbeat decided to reconsider his decision, or whatevs, and he resurrected the project.

I've always loved Guayadeque.  Fits Peppermint like a glove.

Guayadeque (for podcatching) and VLC (for everything else) is a wicked combination !!!   ;)

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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2016, 02:52:22 am »
I might like that app a bit more if I could pronounce it ::)

Does it work with mp3 now (or wma, or whatever it was that didn't used to work) ?

I've always pronounced it "go eye da queue" in my best newcastle accent  :D

Which being a London lad, is a crap impersonation     :P
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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2016, 11:13:46 am »
Linux Mint 18 KDE finally released today.  Fortuitous timing, given that I don't have to work today.  I'm downloading it now.  :D

I've always liked Linux Mint KDE.  It's much better than Kubuntu, in my opinion.  In fact, I was running Mint KDE when I happened upon a page on DistroWatch right about six years ago with a "random distro" thing on it.  That random distro was Peppermint.  8)

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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2016, 11:59:36 am »
I think I'll take a looksee too .. I didn't like KDE4 at all .. let's hope KDE Plasma 5 is an improvement.
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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2016, 12:38:05 pm »
Initial thoughts on Plasma 5 .. same as 4, looks terrific but drives me up the wall

Who thought that KDE "Launcher" menu was a workable layout.
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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2016, 12:56:06 pm »
Initial thoughts on Plasma 5 .. same as 4, looks terrific but drives me up the wall

Yeah, tell me about it.  I've got Mint 18 KDE set up in a dual boot with Peppermint 7, but it definitely won't be replacing Pep 7 anytime soon.  Just trying to get it themed out the way I want it is driving me nucking futs.  I'd forgotten how much of a pill themes are in KDE.  First, you have to install and apply your theme for your account.  Then, if you want system stuff to look how you want it, you have to open the system settings with kdesu and then install and apply it there as well.  Plus, they have some stuff that uses Gnome integration, so none of the hundreds of KDE color schemes available work for some things, so you have to try and come up with a close approximation.  >:(

Meanwhile, just open "Look and Feel" in Pep 7, pick a theme and apply it, and it's everywhere.  Why can't everything be that easy?

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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2016, 03:11:42 pm »
Initial thoughts on Plasma 5 .. same as 4, looks terrific but drives me up the wall

Who thought that KDE "Launcher" menu was a workable layout.
The Application menu is usable, the full screen Dashboard kould be usable once you get rid of transparency but I have never been a fan of the Launcher Menu.
I used Kubuntu for kwite a while and liked KDE4 as a DE.  Hated plasma when it first kame out but they have kleaned it up kwite a bit. but I still hate all the korny naming..... its krappy
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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2016, 03:20:57 pm »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I always change the menu to the more normal one. ;)

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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2016, 03:22:12 pm »
Sure the "Application Menu" is useable but then it's a bit like going back to the lxpanel menu

What we need is something like the whiskermenu but without the "hard" edges/corners
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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2016, 03:24:50 pm »
Sure the "Application Menu" is useable but then it's like going back to the lxpanel menu

not quite - it does have a search facility at the bottom
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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2016, 03:26:56 pm »
edited above

Whos idea was it to splash "Community Design" across the clock desktop widget ? .. and when did desktop widgets stop being resizeable in KDE or am I missing something ?

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Okay they're resizeable and it **was** just me.

I prefer the new widgets/plasmoids/whatevers to the ones in KDE4 .. resize and lock are harder to get to, but they don't get in the way like they used to.
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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2016, 06:38:58 pm »
Some things I like better about Plasma, some I like better about KDE 4.  I'm going to fiddle with it some more tomorrow, see if I can get things looking how I want them.

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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2016, 08:31:45 pm »
If memory serves "Plasma" is the desktop in both KDE4 and KDE5 .. Mint 18 is just using KDE5's "Plasma" desktop, where Mint 17 would have been using KDE4's Plasma desktop.

At least I think that's the terminology .. though I could be wrong, I haven't really followed KDE much, openSUSE/KDE4 (13.2 I think) put me right off
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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2016, 08:37:03 pm »
Yeah, but most people who say "plasma" are referring to KDE 5, the first one to really be called "KDE Plasma."  *shrugs*

Either way, there's always stuff to get used to and bugs to work out when a new version of something drops.  They're both better than KDE 3. ;)

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Re: Xenial Xerus
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2016, 08:40:31 pm »
Dunno bout that, I quite liked KDE3.5 .. though it "looks" a little dated now

Maybe I'm just weird :))
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