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alienjon
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:37 pm    Post subject: Things missing in Plasma 5 [solved] Reply with quote

I know that Plasma is still very much in development (ie: masked in portage) however I'm finding that there are features on my Kubuntu laptop install that are not in the Gentoo install. The two main ones I'm looking at are the folder view for the desktop (the drop down is grayed out and set to the default 'Desktop' - I cannot figure out how to enable the feature elsewhere) and KDE Connect (this seems to be very much in development, but I can't find an ebuild for plasma (there is a kde 4* version, though).

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first bit is interesting, indeed I can't switch to folder view myself - curious what's missing. However, kdeconnect simply does not have a kf5-based release yet, so one would need to build it from git. Live ebuilds are only to be found in kde overlay, not in the tree - I find it builds reliably and works fine.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think that kdeconnect is in the overlay, or at least I can't find it anywhere. I'll try GIT and see if I can get that running.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
$ eshowkw -O kdeconnect
Keywords for kde-misc/kdeconnect:
           |                                 | u   | 
           | a a   a         n   p r     s   | n   | 
           | l m   r h i m m i   p i s   p   | u s | r
           | p d a m p a 6 i o p c s 3   a x | s l | e
           | h 6 r 6 p 6 8 p s p 6 c 9 s r 8 | e o | p
           | a 4 m 4 a 4 k s 2 c 4 v 0 h c 6 | d t | o
-----------+---------------------------------+-----+-------
    0.8    | o ~ o o o o o o o o o o o o o ~ | # 4 | gentoo
    0.8-r1 | o ~ o o o o o o o o o o o o o ~ | o   | gentoo
 4.9999    | o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o | o   | kde   
-----------+---------------------------------+-----+-------
[I]9999    | o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o | o 5 | kde

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@genstorm Wow, didn't know of that command. I'm going to have to read through it's man page. Thanks for the thought.

I may have a lead on the first one too. It seems that my plasma 5 install is part plasma 5 and part kde 4. I'm uninstalling the kde4 components I can find and will try to replace them with plasma 5 as best as I can. I'll post an update once I've pursued this further.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fun fact! Folder view desktop works after you actually add a folder view widget to the regular desktop.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, almost gorked my computer on that experiment. It seems that there remain some 4.*.* packages which must remain on my system to some capacity, but otherwise plasma 5 is about as installed as it gets. I can verify that adding the folder view widget allows me to select the folder view desktop setup (and remains even when I remove the widget afterward, though I'll see how it functions after a restart)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: Things missing in Plasma 5 Reply with quote

Hi,
alienjon wrote:
The two main ones I'm looking at are the folder view for the desktop (the drop down is grayed out and set to the default 'Desktop' - I cannot figure out how to enable the feature elsewhere)

do you have "widgets locked" (don't know the English text as I'm running German)?
In my case unlocking made the select box selectable.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amair wrote:
do you have "widgets locked" (don't know the English text as I'm running German)?
In my case unlocking made the select box selectable.


I did, and unlocking seems to do the trick for me too. This is an interesting and subtle change from 4.x. That would also explain why adding the folder view widget made it work (Because I had to unlock the widgets for that too).
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