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Re: [trinity-users] A general question about Trinity

From: François ANDRIOT <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:30:11 +0200
Le 28/09/2012 18:08, Janek S. a écrit :
> Dear list,
>
> Yesterday I decided to install latest openSUSE (12.2) on one of my laptops. Suse provides KDE3
> repositories, though I know not everything went smooth with these builds in the past. I started
> in the morning and after spending whole day on installing, configuring and solving problems I
> realized that I'm not even halfway finished! The problem is that KDE3 is not being updated to
> work with some system services and thus many features just don't work out of the box, e.g.
> unmounting of auto-mounted drives or adding new internet connections to NetworkManager (I suspect
> polkit to be the culprit). In desperation I installed KDE4, since I need a working computer, but
> now I'm trying to figure out what to do next. I am considering switching to Debian or Ubuntu
> (though there are no packages for 12.04 LTS!) so I can install Trinity. I am worried however that
> I might encounter similar problems as with KDE. So my big question is: does Trinity provide all
> these basic fetures like automounting, network management etc. out-of-the-box or does it require
> to spend a lot of time to configure the system?
>
> Jan
>


Hello,
I did not try KDE3 on  OpenSuse, but I guess that automounting/unmouting 
should work out ot the box, since it's using HAL. If not, I think it's a 
bug for KDE3.

About network management, I don't think we have anything usable yet in TDE.
On my side, I'm using gnome's nm-applet for this purpose.

If you can wait some more days, we are about to release TDE 3.5.13.1, an 
updated 3.5.13 version, which will be available for OpenSuse 12.2 and 
Ubuntu Precise, among others.
So you can try it and post feedback.

The future TDE R14 version should support media mounting and 
network-manager without 3rd party software (no more HAL, no more gnome 
utilities), but it's still in development.

Francois