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Mint9KDE and KDE4.5?

Postby Steven Lake on Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:25 pm

I was just wondering when and if Mint9KDE might get an upgrade from KDE4.4 to 4.5? I know 4.5 came out shortly after Mint9KDE was released, and I don't really know how hard it would be to make that upgrade, so I'm just asking to see if it was possible, and if so, when it might happen. 4.4 is alright for me now, but I would really love 4.5 as it has some important advantages to me. Plus I only run LTS releases (I do too much important stuff to be upgrading versions every 6-12 months), so the next major KDE version bump for me (outside of a version bump inside Mint9KDE) would be on the next LTS release, which won't be until Mint13KDE. So any information would be hugely helpful. Thanks.
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Re: Mint9KDE and KDE4.5?

Postby I_can_see_the_light on Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:52 pm

I'm using the current LTS-version of Kubuntu and I've upgraded by using the Kubuntu Backports ppa.

Other people at this forum seem to have made the upgrade successfully as well.
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Re: Mint9KDE and KDE4.5?

Postby Steven Lake on Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:34 pm

Thanks for the reply! :) I'll give it a try sometime soon, schedule permitting.
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Re: Mint9KDE and KDE4.5?

Postby cpatrick08 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:46 pm

I_can_see_the_light wrote:I'm using the current LTS-version of Kubuntu and I've upgraded by using the Kubuntu Backports ppa.

Other people at this forum seem to have made the upgrade successfully as well.

but if you do that you cant update to linux mint kde 10 you will have to do a clean install
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Re: Mint9KDE and KDE4.5?

Postby colyn on Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:11 pm

cpatrick08 wrote:
I_can_see_the_light wrote:I'm using the current LTS-version of Kubuntu and I've upgraded by using the Kubuntu Backports ppa.

Other people at this forum seem to have made the upgrade successfully as well.

but if you do that you cant update to linux mint kde 10 you will have to do a clean install


A clean install is the best way since upgrades can go bad and cause problems..
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Re: Mint9KDE and KDE4.5?

Postby I_can_see_the_light on Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:08 am

cpatrick08 wrote:
I_can_see_the_light wrote:I'm using the current LTS-version of Kubuntu and I've upgraded by using the Kubuntu Backports ppa.

Other people at this forum seem to have made the upgrade successfully as well.

but if you do that you cant update to linux mint kde 10 you will have to do a clean install

The OP wasn't interested in upgrading other than to LTS-releases so I didn't see that as a problem. Anyway, like someone else suggested it's usually better to make clean installs anyway, and if you have /home on a separate partition you can keep any files or settings you want. I usually delete most of the config-files from my /home and only keep my personal files.
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Re: Mint9KDE and KDE4.5?

Postby Steven Lake on Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:36 am

Yeah, as stated before I'm only interested in the LTS releases, and I only upgrade through clean installs, so this won't be an issue.
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