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mint kde +kde4??

Postby bgb1122 on Mon May 12, 2008 7:18 am

Can I install kde4 on mint kde ce? If so, how?
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Re: mint kde +kde4??

Postby Husse on Mon May 12, 2008 9:18 am

You can - but I don't recommend it!
KDE4 is not stable yet and I suspect that it will affect the Mint tools, but I don't know
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Re: mint kde +kde4??

Postby kevmille on Mon May 12, 2008 12:23 pm

I agree, I tried KDE4 with Kubuntu 8.04. Simple things like trying to place application icons on the taskbar were a pain. KDE4 is just not ready for the mainstream yet and I sometimes think it will force many of us KDE users to Gnome.
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Re: mint kde +kde4??

Postby Husse on Tue May 13, 2008 6:09 am

Well KDE explicitly states on their homepage that it still is for developers only
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Re: mint kde +kde4??

Postby kevmille on Tue May 13, 2008 12:15 pm

They did before but now it seems to have been removed. Granted I have not seen KDE 4.0.4 or KDE 4.1 Alpha yet so I really should not judge, well not yet at least... :o
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Re: mint kde +kde4??

Postby Zwopper on Tue May 13, 2008 1:11 pm

kevmille wrote:They did before but now it seems to have been removed. Granted I have not seen KDE 4.0.4 or KDE 4.1 Alpha yet so I really should not judge, well not yet at least... :o

The 4.1 Alpha is much better then the previous releases, but it still freezes every now and then... :|
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Re: mint kde +kde4??

Postby kevmille on Tue May 13, 2008 2:21 pm

Zwopper wrote:The 4.1 Alpha is much better then the previous releases, but it still freezes every now and then... :|


That's nice to hear. For me, I just want the same ole taskbar. I know it is a bit old school but I like it :D
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Re: mint kde +kde4??

Postby bgb1122 on Tue May 13, 2008 2:23 pm

If I want to install KDE4.1 alpha to mint how would I go about doing that? Also, can I upgrade Mint KDE CE to hardy?
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Re: mint kde +kde4??

Postby ed@Mint on Tue May 20, 2008 5:32 pm

Well, this topic is a bit old, but as it ends on a question, i'll give it a go.

bgb1122:

I suggest you first try a live CD with KDE4 before installing it. There's Fedora, Kubuntu, openSUSE, and some others.
As you've been warned, it's not finished yet, so if you hate it, it's normal :lol:

Concerning the installation, if you're asking such questions, i assume you're pretty new to Linux.
The short answer would be "don't do it" because it would very likely break stuff in your system.
However, if you're feeling adventurous, you can find instructions on the KDE website.

Same answer for upgrading Daryna with Hardy repos, "don't do it" :wink:
Elyssa KDE CE should be out soon (i'd say roughly less than 2 months), so a bit of patience never hurts.
Once again, if you really feel adventurous and are willing to break your system, a bit of searching through these forums should give you the answer.

As you can see, i don't give you direct pointers, this is intended.
Now, be very polite if you come in 2 days asking for help to repair your system.. :mrgreen:

I guess this is it.
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