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Fri, Aug 31

raddison closed T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies as Wontfix.

Thank you, Nate.

Fri, Aug 31, 9:17 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

Do you plan to share the answer with us?

Fri, Aug 31, 9:11 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

Because I already know the answer.

Fri, Aug 31, 8:48 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

@valorie Neon does not have apport. They say apport is undesirable. Do you have any idea why?

Fri, Aug 31, 8:40 PM · Kubuntu

Thu, Aug 30

raddison closed T8532: Post clear instructions on the Kubuntu mainsite on how to gpg --verify any Kubuntu image (including the daily builds) as Resolved.
Thu, Aug 30, 1:48 PM · Kubuntu
raddison awarded T8532: Post clear instructions on the Kubuntu mainsite on how to gpg --verify any Kubuntu image (including the daily builds) a Like token.
Thu, Aug 30, 1:47 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8532: Post clear instructions on the Kubuntu mainsite on how to gpg --verify any Kubuntu image (including the daily builds).

@valorie Cool! Thank you.

Thu, Aug 30, 1:45 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

You also tend to formulate your words in an accusatory and inflammatory way that puts people on the defensive.

I intend no harm. Lower your shields :)

Then please stop accusing.

Another actionable path: purge all of Ubuntu's crash handlers from the iso. If users want them, they can apt install them. KDE strives for privacy software. Shouldn't Kubuntu as well?

As the release manager, I will not agree to this. Flawed apport might be, but it is *not* snoopware. In fact, I very much wish that Dr. Konqui would be expanded to allow kde-bug packagename as apport facilitates via ubuntu-bug packagename. This is entirely under the control of the user and make quality bug reporting easy.

Filing issues like this on phab without otherwise interacting with the Kubuntu team is counter-productive. We very much want increased interaction with our upstream KDE, which is why we have our Phab instance here. At least assign the issue to someone so that we can dialog. Just filing an issue without any interaction is like shouting into an empty room. Frustrating and exhausting for no purpose.

Thu, Aug 30, 1:23 PM · Kubuntu

Mon, Aug 27

raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

You also tend to formulate your words in an accusatory and inflammatory way that puts people on the defensive.

Mon, Aug 27, 6:45 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8381: Let's improve the look 'n feel of the installer and use more meaningful visuals and wording.

I have translated the Neon slideshow so I'm pretty sure the text is not incorporated into images. Anyway, making the text translatable is a necessity IMO. Non-English users will not be impressed by a partially translated installer.

Mon, Aug 27, 6:22 PM · Kubuntu

Aug 21 2018

raddison added a comment to T9452: kerneloops on ISO.

reports suggest kerneloops is on the ISO

Aug 21 2018, 5:56 PM · KDE Neon : bionic

Aug 7 2018

raddison removed a watcher for Kubuntu: raddison.
Aug 7 2018, 2:37 PM
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

it must be frustrating for you too since you don't manage to get anything done.

Absolutely.

Surely there are more fun or productive things you could be doing with your time.

Correct.

Aug 7 2018, 2:27 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

Lol, Nate, you know what I mean. I had to formulate it somehow :)

Aug 7 2018, 2:00 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

What snoopware?

Aug 7 2018, 1:51 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9303: Make a text in Kubuntu installer more precise.

@oysteins Let us collaborate. Please post the text from all instances right here and I'll try to re-write it in English.

Aug 7 2018, 1:40 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

Actionable path: purge all snoopware out of Kubuntu.

Aug 7 2018, 1:30 PM · Kubuntu
raddison renamed T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies from Document ubuntu-report, apport, popularity-contest, whoopsie, kerneloops, etc. properly to Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.
Aug 7 2018, 1:29 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8381: Let's improve the look 'n feel of the installer and use more meaningful visuals and wording.

Would that make translations more difficult? That is, instead of merely substituting text, images need to be re-created?

Aug 7 2018, 11:50 AM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8381: Let's improve the look 'n feel of the installer and use more meaningful visuals and wording.

@ngraham Would you favor an all-image slide show, where text is incorporated into images (kinda like what Neon does)?

Aug 7 2018, 11:44 AM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9303: Make a text in Kubuntu installer more precise.

Raddison, please read the description again, and you'll see that I proposed to fix the full stop. And while I agree that other texts could benefit from polish, may I suggest that you submit that in a new task; this one is merely about these two sentences.

Aug 7 2018, 8:39 AM · Kubuntu

Aug 4 2018

raddison added a comment to T9303: Make a text in Kubuntu installer more precise.

No space after full stop. Signing out :(

Aug 4 2018, 8:30 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9303: Make a text in Kubuntu installer more precise.

I'll look into it as soon as I get a moment.

Aug 4 2018, 8:09 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9303: Make a text in Kubuntu installer more precise.

It should all be re-written from scratch. It's way too verbose and contentwize meaningless. 16.04 actually makes some sense but 18.04 is awful. No offence intended but that's the obvious truth.

Aug 4 2018, 8:05 PM · Kubuntu

Aug 1 2018

raddison added a comment to T7979: Use kicker by default for Application Launcher : Wait until 18.10; re-test.

That wasn't my intention in the slightest but I'll still take your advice.

Aug 1 2018, 6:00 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

It should have been obvious as soon as the defaults were changed. That way upstream could have been engaged earlier or the altering couldn't have been delayed. It was an unfortunate happening. All I'm saying is that maybe we can learn something from it. Lol, I'm not blaming anyone. It was OUR failure.

Aug 1 2018, 5:55 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T7979: Use kicker by default for Application Launcher : Wait until 18.10; re-test.

Oh, c'mon! Let's not blow it out of proportions. I just stated my opinion.

Aug 1 2018, 5:41 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

It was a upstream bug indeed. Which should have been sorted out before and not after altering the defaults. So the order was all wrong.

Aug 1 2018, 5:33 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

A good example of why you should be cautious when changing upstream settings.

Aug 1 2018, 5:21 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9151: Move default hotcorner to top-left corner.

I trust that whatever you choose, it'll work for anyone *who knows* how the desktop works so +1 from me. Still, this task lacks any logical or methodological framework.

Aug 1 2018, 5:15 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9151: Move default hotcorner to top-left corner.
Aug 1 2018, 4:38 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T7979: Use kicker by default for Application Launcher : Wait until 18.10; re-test.

Whatever you like, but I can't shake the feeling that you're pushing your own agenda, instead of the wider community's. You're also implying that the user base is not very smart. I don't know who on earth coined this "new user" concept that is void of any real significance and it's just a a front-end for propaganda. The user is expected to learn how the desktop works and all these deviations from upstream defaults are not very smart. This is not addressed to anyone in particular. Changing some defaults won't make Kubuntu any better.

Aug 1 2018, 4:27 PM · Kubuntu

Jul 31 2018

raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

I think it would also be beneficial for Kubuntu to consult KDE's policies on data collection and telemetry. https://community.kde.org/Policies/Telemetry_Policy and find out whether Kubuntu is compliant with those.

Jul 31 2018, 7:26 PM · Kubuntu

Jul 24 2018

raddison added a comment to T8252: Replace Ubiquity with Calamares in 18.10.

Any news?

Jul 24 2018, 2:03 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9151: Move default hotcorner to top-left corner.

:)

Jul 24 2018, 2:00 PM · Kubuntu

Jul 18 2018

raddison added a comment to T9151: Move default hotcorner to top-left corner.

The whole point of good defaults is that they should work well for the majority of people and use cases without needing to be changed.

Jul 18 2018, 12:20 PM · Kubuntu

Jul 10 2018

raddison added a comment to T8480: Make VLC VDG-compliant.

VLC is a Qt 5 app, which is great. We should get in touch with the devs and propose them to package it with breeze icons. https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=145054

Jul 10 2018, 9:21 AM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9151: Move default hotcorner to top-left corner.

Since one can customize his/her setup, your proposal doesn't bother me at all. Different people are likely to favor one setup over the other.

Jul 10 2018, 8:58 AM · Kubuntu

Jul 7 2018

raddison added a comment to T8608: Dummy download icons in Firefox - 18.04 release.

Thanks! Now we investigate the issue and try to find a fix. :)

Jul 7 2018, 6:43 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9151: Move default hotcorner to top-left corner.


This is my Neon setup. Hotcorner at the top-right seems reasonable to me. No matter how you set it up, there will always be somebody complaining.

Jul 7 2018, 6:39 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9151: Move default hotcorner to top-left corner.

Rik is right. The best possible scenario has been chosen.

Jul 7 2018, 6:17 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T9152: Remove scrollbar arrows in Firefox (Neon User 15.13.2).

In Kubuntu 18.04, there are no scrollbar arrows in Firefox and it looks better that way.

Jul 7 2018, 6:09 PM · Neon
raddison created T9152: Remove scrollbar arrows in Firefox (Neon User 15.13.2).
Jul 7 2018, 6:06 PM · Neon

Jul 6 2018

raddison added a comment to T8608: Dummy download icons in Firefox - 18.04 release.

Thank you, Nathan. It should be fixed asap.

Jul 6 2018, 3:59 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.


Neon User Edition - Default Settings - No Glitch

Jul 6 2018, 3:49 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8604: Double trash on desktop - 18.04 release.

:)

Jul 6 2018, 12:58 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8604: Double trash on desktop - 18.04 release.

If I kill and restart plasmashell the behavior stops happening.

Jul 6 2018, 12:41 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8604: Double trash on desktop - 18.04 release.

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=396247 :(

Jul 6 2018, 12:27 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8604: Double trash on desktop - 18.04 release.

FWIW I *can* reproduce this on Neon with Plasma 5.13.2, which should already have the fix you linked to. But I had to create a *new* Activity to trigger the bug (was not triggered in existing Activities).

Jul 6 2018, 11:47 AM · Kubuntu

Jul 3 2018

raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

@ngraham Like .pdf file that is downloadable from Kubuntu's site explaining in great detail what the packages mentioned in the task's title are and which are and which aren't included in the Kubuntu ISO by default. Just an example tho.

Jul 3 2018, 2:49 PM · Kubuntu
raddison reopened T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies as "Open".
Jul 3 2018, 2:27 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

Kubuntu doesn't use ubuntu-report

Jul 3 2018, 2:23 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.


And this as well.
It's not that https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ErrorTracker is not documented, but it's not very obvious to the user base (if at all). Trust can only be regained by helping people to get rid of their misconceptions. Granting them easy access to information plays an essential role in it. I wonder how can this be done in Kubuntu's case.

Jul 3 2018, 2:12 PM · Kubuntu
raddison updated subscribers of T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

@michaeltunnell Wouldn't you agree?

Jul 3 2018, 1:30 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.

It's not that https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ErrorTracker is not documented, but it's not very obvious to the user base (if at all). Trust can only be regained by helping people to get rid of their misconceptions. Granting them easy access to information plays an essential role in it. I wonder how can this be done in Kubuntu's case.

Jul 3 2018, 1:24 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T7618: Turn on Slight RGB font hinting by default.

I recommend changing this to "Enabled", and in the "Configure..." dialog, set "Sub-pixel rendering type" to "RGB" and "Hinting style" to "Slight"

Jul 3 2018, 12:54 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

Please report a bug rather than creating a task here for every small glitch/bug. That way, should anyone else happen to be experience the same, they can find it in bug reports, confirm and give more info.

Jul 3 2018, 12:36 PM · Kubuntu

Jul 2 2018

raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

T7618 Probably the root of the issue.

Jul 2 2018, 7:27 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T7523: Product Manager.

+1

Jul 2 2018, 7:13 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

Reboot might be required to take effect.

Jul 2 2018, 6:22 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

Okay, seems this is the only way to get rid of the glitch.

Jul 2 2018, 6:20 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies.
Jul 2 2018, 6:02 PM · Kubuntu
raddison updated subscribers of T8604: Double trash on desktop - 18.04 release.

@ngraham Advise needed.

Jul 2 2018, 9:53 AM · Kubuntu
raddison moved T8608: Dummy download icons in Firefox - 18.04 release from Inbox to Packaging / Devel on the Kubuntu board.

Now the question is: is this a Kubuntu issue or an Ubuntu issue? Can you reproduce the issue with a fresh install of regular old Ubuntu 18.04 too? If so, it should be reported on launchpad. If not, it can stay here.

Jul 2 2018, 9:46 AM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.


There. I've joined the crowd :)

Jul 2 2018, 8:28 AM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

Too late, somebody else already filed it: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=395618

Jul 2 2018, 7:32 AM · Kubuntu

Jul 1 2018

raddison added a comment to T8607: Faulty text rendering on file drag - 18.04 release.

Please report a bug rather than creating a task here for every small glitch/bug

Jul 1 2018, 4:09 PM · Kubuntu
raddison updated subscribers of T8381: Let's improve the look 'n feel of the installer and use more meaningful visuals and wording.

@rikmills Provided you and the team is willing to accept some suggestions, we could give it a face-lift in 18.04.1. Please signal your willingness so I can know whether I should go forth with it or not. Thanks.

Jul 1 2018, 3:39 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8252: Replace Ubiquity with Calamares in 18.10.

@tsimonq2 Maybe it contains some info that could be useful.


Jul 1 2018, 3:30 PM · Kubuntu
raddison updated subscribers of T8604: Double trash on desktop - 18.04 release.

@rikmills Can you replicate this? It only occurs after fresh install, then it goes away. Very annoying nonetheless. I can upload a video capturing it, if necessary. Please tell me how can I help on this one.

Jul 1 2018, 3:22 PM · Kubuntu
raddison renamed T8693: Make Kubuntu Compliant with KDE's Privacy Policies from Document ubuntu-report, apport, popularity-contest, whoopsie, kerneloops etc. properly to Document ubuntu-report, apport, popularity-contest, whoopsie, kerneloops, etc. properly.
Jul 1 2018, 3:14 PM · Kubuntu
raddison updated subscribers of T8608: Dummy download icons in Firefox - 18.04 release.

Ubuntu flagship 18.04

https://youtu.be/YQenqXSoc4s?t=37

Jul 1 2018, 3:05 PM · Kubuntu

May 25 2018

raddison added a comment to T8608: Dummy download icons in Firefox - 18.04 release.

Can you reproduce the issue with a fresh install of regular old Ubuntu 18.04 too?

May 25 2018, 6:01 PM · Kubuntu

May 24 2018

raddison added a comment to D11262: KDE logout screen background color fix.

It looks like that in Kubuntu 18.04 ...




Seems okay to me. It's not dark, it's fairly transparent and it doesn't have any artifacts. Can anyone confirm it with a screenshot?

May 24 2018, 4:11 PM · Plasma

May 21 2018

raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

Why don't you want to get this bug fixed?

May 21 2018, 5:25 PM · Kubuntu

May 20 2018

raddison awarded T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic a 100 token.
May 20 2018, 7:42 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

Still curious how your logout looks like :) I'm out of here.

May 20 2018, 7:38 PM · Kubuntu
raddison closed T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic as Wontfix.
May 20 2018, 7:34 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

Looks correct to me (it has a mostly opaque dark background). Close the task and file a bug.

:) Oh,well, consider it closed.

May 20 2018, 7:31 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

Show me your Kubuntu 18.04 logout screen, please. I want this task closed asap.

May 20 2018, 7:17 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

"I have no idea" is also a good answer, Nate.

May 20 2018, 7:06 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8603: Visual bug affecting the calendar - 18.04 release.

Also, the calendar as well as status and notifications are more transparent on the old machine ...

as is the dashboard. Oh well, the dashboard has artifacts in it on the newer machine. Okay, I'm done. Asking for advice though.

May 20 2018, 6:46 PM · Kubuntu
raddison updated subscribers of T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

@rikmills What is your opinion?

May 20 2018, 6:33 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

Switching opengl does not seem to change anything ....

May 20 2018, 6:31 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8603: Visual bug affecting the calendar - 18.04 release.

I distinctly recall it's not present in Neon LTS but it's present in Neon User

May 20 2018, 6:09 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

@ngraham I'll go out there and tell (random) people to post a screenshot.

May 20 2018, 2:56 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8603: Visual bug affecting the calendar - 18.04 release.

The above (latest) picture is also from my old machine but the previous one is from the newer machine. Hmmm?

May 20 2018, 2:42 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

The first screen is most likely from a VM (my Neon VM looks like that too). Bare metal should look like the bottom one. Can anyone confirm?

May 20 2018, 2:37 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

Yes, I have a nice logout screen on my bare metal Bionic install.

May 20 2018, 2:32 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

At any rate, the bug is present both in Neon and Kubuntu.

May 20 2018, 2:28 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .
May 20 2018, 2:26 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

The question is: can anyone replicate the nice logout on metal?

May 20 2018, 2:20 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

Do you think I'm paying some trick on you? No VM.

May 20 2018, 2:15 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

Please list any differences in settings on that page between the two machines.

May 20 2018, 2:14 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

So, compositing is not turned off and I still get a nice logout and calendar T8603. Any theories?

May 20 2018, 2:05 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

I never messed with the compositor after installation and it looks like ...

May 20 2018, 1:52 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .
May 20 2018, 1:40 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .
May 20 2018, 1:37 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .
May 20 2018, 1:24 PM · Kubuntu
raddison added a comment to T8756: Logout screen - visual bug - Bionic .

I haven't turned off compositing.

May 20 2018, 1:14 PM · Kubuntu