Fitzcarraldo wrote:But, to try to answer your question, I suspect my result via Portage is no better than the result would have been with Entropy, because I believe the problems I experienced are down to KDE 4.6.0 itself. I haven't mentioned it so far, but I can't use the Smooth Tasks widget in KDE 4.6.0, although it worked perfectly for me in KDE 4.5.4. If I try to install the Smooth Tasks widget on the Panel in KDE 4.6.0 then I lose the Panel completely, so I gave up trying to use it. I'll try again in KDE 4.6.1. I think your analogy of not-quite-meshing (jigsaw?) puzzles 'biting' each other is probably correct. I'm willing to bet that these will be cleaned up in 4.6.1.
Thx Fitz, that was nice answer, that is equal to my thoughts. I have the same problem with smooth-tasks, I'm also waiting for KDE 4.6.1