3.5 on Debian Linux
palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Apr 18 03:47:09 EDT 2009
Well, after a quick canter through, its a bit of a disappointment.
1) Rev Browser is still conspicuous by its absence.
2) Mutliple Desktops still do not work in Gnome. Haven't bothered to try
KDE. This makes no sense: Rev is the only application I ever found where
they do not work right in Gnome. I assume they still work in Fluxbox,
they did in 3.0 at least, but I'm getting fed up with trying this stuff.
3) Printing still does not work properly - print card, print field don't
bring up a list of the installed printers. Given this, its a fair bet
that revPrintField is not going to work any better than it did in 3.0,
again I am losing patience with trying this stuff over and over again.
Again, you could say its something about this installation, but if so, why
do all other apps find all installed printers?
4) There is something weird with preferences. I foolishly tried to set the
backdrop to yellow just to see how it felt. Now, no matter what I do,
reset to defaults works on the open instance, but on every restart the
backdrop resets to yellow. Similarly, the appearance is always the
default, but the problem is the highlighting in the default is done in
such a way that it obscures the print in the menu item being selected.
Yes, you can reset this to motif, and this does make it visible. For that
Behaviours and data grids will probably be very nice when one gets used to
them. But really, to still be using awk to generate a printable version
of a field, to be resetting preferences every time you fire it up, to have
10 open empty desktops, and message box, palette, property inspector,
script editor, application under development, and dictionary all crammed
onto one of them, one window on top of another!
As I say, its a bit of a disappointment.
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