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  1. Call for Attention to An Annoying Bug of KDE

    When a removable media storage is plugged into a computer running KDE,
    regardless 3.x or 4.x, KDE just blindly ignores the mount option
    settings in HAL, such that all legitimate characters in file names
    coded in UTF-8 in VFAT partitions (used by many removable media
    devices) cannot be displayed correctly, or the letter case conversion
    is inappropriate for synchronization with the default option
    "shortname=lower". In KDE, there is no way for regular users to set
    these default mount options, other than manually re-mount the media
    storage. However Gnome has done an excellent job on this task and thus
    provide a great experience for regular users by either making some ad-
    hoc change to mount options in gnome-mount or using gconf-editor to
    change the default settings.

    This bug is so persistent in KDE release series, and check out the
    following filed bugs:

    http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133456 for KDE 3.5.4
    http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=161588 for KDE 4.0.3

    And even in the latest Beta 1 build of KDE 4.1, the source code still
    reflects such a bug. Check out the source code:

    kdelibs-4.0.80.tar.bz2 -> solid -> solid -> backends -> hal ->
    halstorageaccess.cpp

    The codes around line 230 show such a bug: only uid is considered and
    hard coded in the source code, and all other mount options specified
    in HAL configuration in /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/ are discarded.

    Can we, regular users, present our views to and let our voice be heard
    by KDE development groups?

    Thanks!

  2. Re: Call for Attention to An Annoying Bug of KDE

    shrek2099@yahoo.com wrote:

    > Can we, regular users, present our views to and let our voice be heard
    > by KDE development groups?


    Sure, just file bug report, second those which are already reported by
    someone else, vote for the bug and make feature requests at the KDE
    bugzilla.

    If that don't feel to be enough, make a patch, post it at the bugzilla.


    Myself I did get patched approved into the KDE source, so yes we normal
    users have the possibility to affect things.

    --

    //Aho

  3. Re: Call for Attention to An Annoying Bug of KDE

    J.O. Aho wrote:

    > shrek2099@yahoo.com wrote:
    >
    >> Can we, regular users, present our views to and let our voice be heard
    >> by KDE development groups?

    >
    > Sure, just file bug report, second those which are already reported by
    > someone else, vote for the bug and make feature requests at the KDE
    > bugzilla.
    >
    > If that don't feel to be enough, make a patch, post it at the bugzilla.
    >
    >
    > Myself I did get patched approved into the KDE source, so yes we normal
    > users have the possibility to affect things.
    >

    You can usually get more attention that way, than by the 'net equivalent of
    shouting on a street corner. If by "let our voice be heard" you mean "have
    it our way" (as seems to be the fashion these days), that is quite another
    thing.

    Doug L.

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