Description of problem:
In Plasma 4, we used to change the default setup to add a folder view widget displaying the contents of ~/Desktop. (This used to be the upstream default long ago.) In Plasma 5, we are no longer doing that. As a result, the installer is no longer shown on the desktop. We should either put the folder view widget back, or let the desktop BE the folder view.
Proposing as a freeze exception, because this is making the installer less discoverable.
And it seems like upstream changed the mind and folder view can be set as default desktop.
I have initial code to do something similar to what Workstation does but it's not yet prime time.
This can be solved simply by editing plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletrc file, where we just need to change plugin=org.kde.desktopcontainment to plugin=org.kde.folder either for the first occurence (which should be the first desktop) or for all of them.
Discussed at the 2015-05-14 blocker review meeting. Voted as AcceptedFreezeException - a simple change to display a folder (with the icon) on the live desktop will be accepted, it makes the installer more discoverable
Why would we want to do this only for the live image? IMHO we should just make org.kde.folder the default everywhere.
Well, the immediate issue was having an installer shortcut present on desktop on the live image.
I do agree that it may be also worth considering (for consistency) doing this everywhere (not just live image).
Immediate spin-kickstarts fix adding folderview widget on kde-live:
*** Bug 1199460 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Unfortunately the mentioned commit is not enough, because all Plasma updates scripts are not executed during the first initialization. I just pushed a fix to plasma-workspace, so if we want this fixed we need to include this build in the next image. Not mentioning that plasma-workspace will require latest f22-kde-theme package.
f22-kde-theme-22.3-1.fc22, plasma-desktop-5.3.0-6.fc22, plasma-workspace-5.3.0-8.fc22 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 22.
Package f22-kde-theme-22.3-1.fc22, plasma-desktop-5.3.0-6.fc22, plasma-workspace-5.3.0-8.fc22:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 22 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing f22-kde-theme-22.3-1.fc22 plasma-desktop-5.3.0-6.fc22 plasma-workspace-5.3.0-8.fc22'
as soon as you are able to.
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f22-kde-theme-22.3-1.fc22, plasma-desktop-5.3.0-6.fc22, plasma-workspace-5.3.0-8.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.