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Re: [kde] Plasma doesn't want to use my mouse cursor theme

David Kahles posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:41:43 +0200 as excerpted:

> On 07/14/2015 02:04 PM, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> I've updated to KDE 5 two days ago. I have the problem that the mouse
>> theme I've set in System Settings is not followed by the Plasma
>> desktop.
>> It uses the default, black cursor from X11. When I hover the mouse over
>> the task manager, or over a menu or window (except the decoration),
>> then the mouse cursor switches to the correct mouse theme. But over the
>> desktop or over the decoration of windows (titlebar and borders): nope.
>> It switches back to the default, black X11 cursors.
>> What can I do to fix this?
>> I'm not sure which version of KDE I have. It seems to be some mishmash
>> of versions. 4.14.10, 4.11.21 and 5.3.2.

> Take a look at https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=347471.

... And as to the kde version... at the moment, kde is in transition, 
with some bits already using kde 5/frameworks, while others remain on 
their 4.x versions as their 5.x versions aren't considered stable enough 
to ship, yet.  This is possible because unlike the kde3/4 transition, kde5 
has a much more modular design, and is specifically designed so that 
after the frameworks and core apps are installed at the kde5 level, the 
general apps are able to take advantage of this modularity and can be 
upgraded independently, including kde5 frameworks and core integration 
with kdelibs4 and kde4 targetted apps that haven't upgraded yet.

Meanwhile, while some of kde4 has continued feature development as 
signified by the 4.14+ version number, other kde4 components are now 
feature-frozen and shipping only bugfixes, with further development 
focused on the frameworks/5 branch.  Some of these kept the 4.11 version 
designation, indicating their bugfix-only status.

So for the next few months anyway, the versioning is likely to remain 
4.11/4.14/5.x, tho as individual projects transition to the frameworks/5 
based versions, they'll likely bump to 5.x version numbers as well, with 
the 4.x versions thereby reducing in number over time, until at some 
point the focus will be entirely on frameworks/5 and distros will likely 
stop shipping kde4 based apps and the supporting kdelibs4 at all.

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