This maybe related to my other post here: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8679.15
but I reinstalled the latest alpha and did both aptitude (had to install aptitude on the MD) and apt-get updates and both aptitude/apt-get dist-upgrades and the lmce-activate-orbiter-plasmoid did not install on my MD or my core- I had to manually type: apt-get update lmce-activate-orbiter-plasmoid to get it installed.
On a side note- with these posts http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8070.15
do the dev's want these we'll call them anomalies rather than "bugs" posted here on the threads? I am not a programmer, but am able to dedicate a fair amount of time and hardware to testing and reporting what happens. If this is not wanted/needed I will quit posting my problems/experiences.