Bug 1220862 - The installer icon (and everything else in ~/Desktop) is not displayed anywhere on the Plasma Desktop 5 desktop
Summary: The installer icon (and everything else in ~/Desktop) is not displayed anywhe...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-settings
Version: 22
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedFreezeException https://fedor...
: f22-kde-liveinst (view as bug list)
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Blocks: F22FinalFreezeException F22Blocker-kde plasma5
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Reported: 2015-05-12 15:59 UTC by Kevin Kofler
Modified: 2015-08-24 07:06 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

Fixed In Version: f22-kde-theme-22.3-1.fc22
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-04 20:20:18 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Kevin Kofler 2015-05-12 15:59:29 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2015-05-12 16:07:44 UTC
Proposing as a freeze exception, because this is making the installer less discoverable.

Comment 2 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-05-13 13:06:42 UTC
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.

+1 FE

Comment 3 Jan Grulich 2015-05-14 12:37:35 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Kamil Páral 2015-05-14 17:58:52 UTC
Discussed at the 2015-05-14 blocker review meeting.[1] 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

[1] http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2015-05-14

Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2015-05-16 22:20:32 UTC
Why would we want to do this only for the live image? IMHO we should just make org.kde.folder the default everywhere.

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2015-05-16 23:44:11 UTC
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).

Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2015-05-18 14:33:20 UTC
Immediate spin-kickstarts fix adding folderview widget on kde-live:


Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2015-05-19 15:16:16 UTC
*** Bug 1199460 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Jan Grulich 2015-05-20 10:52:05 UTC
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.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2015-05-21 14:44:03 UTC
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.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2015-05-22 02:32:23 UTC
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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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2015-06-04 20:20:18 UTC
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.

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