The 15-Minute Bug Initiative

The latest from Nate Graham:

“KDE software has historically been accused of being resource-intensive, ugly, and buggy. Over the years we’ve largely resolved the first two, but the issue of bugginess persists. Have you ever had that experience where you’re introducing someone to a KDE Plasma system and to your horror, they run into multiple bugs within moments? These are the issues we need to fix first: those that can be easily encountered within 15 minutes of basic usage.”

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Sounds like a good idea - I am one of those that keeps running into such things when I try it (now getting to be widely spaced attempts). Too much complexity can be a BEAR to track down! I’ll stick with something simple for now, like XFCE with compiz… :grin:

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I love these initiatives, and I’m sure KDE will be even better after this!

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I’m just going through the list, and I’ve never encountered a single bug on it, through several years of using Plasma. :rofl:

I don’t even know how to intentionally reproduce any of these bugs.

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:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I’ve managed to reproduce one! Woot! :partying_face:

This one:

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=438079

But who drags the scrollbars to scroll in the current year? Maybe in 1995 I would have noticed and be slightly amused by this bug (I wouldn’t have been bothered, since no functionality is broken), but since that time mice have evolved a scroll wheel… :rofl:

If stuff like this is on the priority list of bugs to fix, I presume they can’t find anything more serious, and then it’s simply unfair and incredibly nitpicky to call Plasma “buggy”.

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For me it’s still the flickering when screen sharing on zoom. Something to do with renderer or desktop effects that don’t bode well with that program.

If that would work I would probably use plasma. The renderer has been an issue in the past, but most bugs, window tearing etc seem to have been fixed in the last couple of years.

I can’t comment on that because I don’t use Zoom (it’s 𝖆𝖇𝖘𝖔𝖑𝖚𝖙𝖊𝖑𝖞 𝖕𝖗𝖔𝖕𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖙𝖆𝖗𝖞). I don’t have such issue on Jitsi or when recording my screen with OBS or ffmpeg. I did have a similar problem when I was using a NoVidea GPU, though.

It’s annoying but used at work. Wish we would switch to Jitsi.

If your employer demands that you use proprietary software, they should provide you with a laptop to run it on (otherwise, they are expropriating your personal computer). But that’s just my opinion, and off topic…

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I use 100% Linux, but there are hiccups here and there when collaborating with the outside proprietary world users. Hopefully it will get fixed. No issues on xfce.

I must be one of the lucky ones too. Can’t recall the last time I had a problem of any significance, at least nothing more than any other DE. My experience with plasma on Endeavour has been far better than on other distros including neon.

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The only real issue I ever have is with me second monitor. When I disconnect it I adjust always have to kill and restart plasma. But that’s really the only bug I have and it’s very easy to fix now that I know how.

Given that Linux has issues with scroll wheel acceleration, dragging the scrollbar is sometimes faster.

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alway there keyboard :innocent: less mouse/trackpad the better :wink:

EDit . :pray: mistake it plasma you talk about :rofl: :innocent:

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