The first concerns the new “simple locker” which can be chosen instead of the normal screensaver. In KDE 4.10.0, this new screenlocker has the annoying behaviour that it will activate even if you selected the normal “legacy” screensaver and have explicitly configured KDE not to ask for a password when killing the screensaver. There is a patch on KDE ReviewBoard which attempts to fix this. This does provide a partial fix in my patched “kde-workspace” package: a password is no longer asked if you did not configure one, which takes away the annoyance. But the “simple locker” still manages to run on top of the configured screensaver occasionally. I guess we will have to wait for a better patch.
The second fix has been applied to the “nepomuk-core” package. On the kde-packager mailing list, Vishesh Handa announced a patch today for the broken “recursive file indexing“. This regression accidentally slipped into Nepomuk’s code when the developers attempted to reduce the memory usage of the file indexer.
Both packages (kde-workspace and nepomuk-core) are available in my ktown repository:
- http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/ (the master repository), rsync URI: rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/ (my fast mirror), rsync URI: rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/
- http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/ (willysr’s Indonesian mirror), rsync URI: rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/