Re: Icon size in Okular and other applications
- Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:19:45 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Icon size in Okular and other applications
René J.V. Bertin posted on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:33:12 +0100 as excerpted:
> Okular indeed hasn't yet been released in a KF5 version to my knowledge
> (it does exist though), but for KDialog I see no real excuse to ship the
> KDE4 versions other than "it's Debian".
According to my package query on gentoo:
$equery list -op okular
* Searching for okular ...
[-P-] [ ] kde-apps/okular-16.08.3:4/16.08
[-P-] [ ] kde-apps/okular-16.12.3:5
[I-O] [ ] kde-apps/okular-9999:5
The -op switches say list overlay (o) and main-gentoo-tree (p=portage)
hits both, not just what's installed. That way I get what's available,
not just what's installed.
The says okular-9999 is installed, the O says it's in an overlay. -9999
is the version assigned to live-git, and the overlay is gentoo/kde, where
the live-git kde packages are.
The P on the other two say they're in the main gentoo/portage tree repo.
16.08.3 is slot 4 (subslot 16.08), interpreted as kde4 based.
16.12.3 is slot 5, thus kde-frameworks5 based.
And of course the live-git I have installed is also slot 5, frameworks5
So yes, there's a frameworks5 release of okular, the 16.12 series, first
released in December (12th month of 2016) and updated with monthly
releases since, the latest of which was released earlier this month.
Similar version and slot results for kdialog, so it too was still kde4
back in August (16.08), but is now frameworks5 based from the December
But kdialog is a reasonably simple app compared to okular, and it's
possible that some distros were more conservative on okular and continued
to ship the kde4 16.08 or earlier version even when they had updated to
the kde5 16.12 release for kdialog.
Meanwhile, being on kde-live-git, I've been running kde5 based okular and
kdialog both, for some months now. No complaints so far. (Well a minor
one for kdialog related to its progress dialog, as the documented method
using the dbus handle for for updating it broke and the progress dialog
no longer updates and goes away when it is supposed to. I worked around
that by updating the script to use a notification popup instead. But
okular has been great, and it's good to be off kde4 for both of them. =:^)
Meanwhile, that does indeed explain the scaling issues, as qt4 indeed
never really supported hidpi scaling at all, while qt5 does.
So at least you (OP) know the problem should go away eventually, when
your distro updates to a qt5-based okular and kdialog.
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