Version: 1.0.2 (using 4.0.2 (KDE 4.0.2), Debian packages)
OS: Linux (x86_64) release 2.6.24-184.108.40.206.slh.1-sidux-amd64
If you right click on trash in the places menu bar in dolphin, you are offered remove trash. This does however not remove the trash, but removes the icon for trash.
Resolution: Rename rmb entry to "Remove trash icon from places" and additionally offer a "Erase trash" entry.
I've added Ervin to CC, as he is the maintainer of the places view. Just because I'm interested: did you use the German translation in your environment where you got confused? I'm just wondering that you suggest "Erase trash" for emptying the trash (the current action is called "Empty Trash").
You are right, the action is correctly called "Empty Trash" in KDE-4.02. My mistake. I use the English version, but copied it wrong.
SVN commit 802224 by ppenz:
Offer a "Empty Trash" entry for the context menu of the trash:/ item.
M +27 -1 kfileplacesview.cpp
WebSVN link: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=802224
This bug is still exist!
Empty trash (place icon) doesn't work with 4.0.81 (suse 64bit rpms)
> This bug is still exist!
> Empty trash (place icon) doesn't work with 4.0.81 (suse 64bit rpms)
The bug has been fixed on trunk - believe us :-)
Apparently there's a small regression though (actually probably a different bug). If you empty the trash, the trash:/ doesn't get relisted (apparently a KDirNotify call is missing somewhere). So from the user point of view the trash is not emptied until he goes back to the trash and hit F5 to reload... Just happened to me on a fresh build from trunk (one hour old).
SVN commit 817981 by ppenz:
inform observers if the trash has been emptied, so that e. g. an icon update can be done or the trash directory is refreshed
M +14 -1 kfileplacesview.cpp
M +1 -0 kfileplacesview.h
WebSVN link: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=817981
(note to last commit)
One Dolphin specific issue still exists: The trash icon shown in the Information Panel is not updated yet. I'll fix this ASAP...
SVN commit 818005 by ppenz:
Fixed the following Information Panel issues:
* Trash icon is not updated when trash has been emptied or got filled.
* When renaming an item the old name will be shown in the Information Panel.
* When unmounting media, still the mounted icon is shown.
M +65 -3 infosidebarpage.cpp
M +6 -0 infosidebarpage.h
WebSVN link: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=818005
*** Bug 154015 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***