**Edit: There is a newer forum build than this one.**
Happy Friday! We've got a release candidate for you for the 3.8 series!
Auto-updates: In progress. Auto-update has been paused for Windows XP while we investigate an issue causing the desktop client to not run properly on some computers.
For those using KDE/Plasma5, this build has two major bugs that significantly impairs functionality: the system tray doesn't work, and it doesn't start automatically. Here's a workaround until the dropbox team give a proper fix.
This works for me on Fedora 22, Plasma5. It should work for you on your distro or desktop, but YMMV. Should you wish to undo the changes, simply delete the
~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop file and reinstall the latest release candidate.
Create the file
$HOME/bin/dropboxLaunch with the following contents:
#!/bin/bash version=`cat $HOME/.dropbox-dist/VERSION` installdir=$HOME/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-$version rm $installdir/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so rm $installdir/libQt5* rm $installdir/qt.conf DROPBOX="/home/nicholas/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd" ionice -c 3 $DROPBOX start -i &`
Make it executable. In a terminal/konsole, type:
chmod +x ~/bin/dropboxLaunch
Create the file
~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop containing the following:
[Desktop Entry] Exec=$HOME/bin/dropboxLaunch Icon=exec Name[en\_US]=DropboxLaunch Name=DropboxLaunch StartupNotify=true Terminal=false Type=Application
That's it. If you close dropbox and then run it using the newly created script (or simply log out and in again!), Dropbox will appear in the system tray!
There are some other bugs that this workaround doesn't fix:
Otherwise (in terms of actual syncing!), it still works as expected.
Note, when dropbox autoupdates, you'll have to close it down and start it up again using the new scripts we just made to get it to show in the system tray again. As a side-benefit, you'll know when you've been auto-updated... because the system will stop working properly again!
I am using kubuntu 15.05 with plasma 5 and I still can't see any icon on the tray system, which (if I am not wrong according to what I could understand from here and here) should have been addressed after being ported to qt 5.
Can anyone confirm that the problem has not yet been fixed? Am I missing something?
Not sure what improved it, but 3.8.5 seems to get back to up to date state from a relink with a lot more speed than previous versions, we have 350K of files and previous versions were taking 4days, its dropped to under 2 now.
So ^5 to you!
PS: on the not so good, 3.8.5 still unlinked itself on me :(