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Postby colyn on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:30 pm

I downloaded the Debian live 506 kde ISO last night and ran it for a couple of hours. I noticed though it had the KDE 3.5 desktop version which by the way I do like. If I were to install it will it install that version or will it install KDE 4??

I have a spare computer without a OS which I plan to install it to. Any issues I need to be aware of running 3.5 with Debians current stable (506) release.

I've even considered replacing KDE 4 with 3.5 once Mint 10 KDE final is released..
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Re: Debian live 506 KDE

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:09 pm

Since it is Lenny, you can probably expect it to install 3.5. If you haven't tried KDE 4.5.3 I think you might be pleasantly surprised at the improvement over 4.4
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Re: Debian live 506 KDE

Postby colyn on Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:49 pm

tdockery97 wrote:Since it is Lenny, you can probably expect it to install 3.5. If you haven't tried KDE 4.5.3 I think you might be pleasantly surprised at the improvement over 4.4


I don't plan to install Debian on my primary machine but will install on my spare more as a learning tool. I have LMDE installed on one of my laptops and quiet like it..

I currently have 4.4.5 on my Mint 9 KDE desktop. Do you know if 4.5.3 will be available in Mint 10?
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Re: Debian live 506 KDE

Postby Midnighter on Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:13 am

Debian Squeeze (Lenny's successor) should be released any time now, and it will have KDE4, but Lenny still only uses KDE3. Debian focuses on stability, and at the time of release, KDE4 was not at a level they would accept.

If you install 506, and later upgrade it to Squeeze, you will end up with KDE4 instead of KDE3.
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Re: Debian live 506 KDE

Postby tdockery97 on Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:05 pm

colyn wrote:I currently have 4.4.5 on my Mint 9 KDE desktop. Do you know if 4.5.3 will be available in Mint 10?

I doubt it. KDE 4.5.3 was just released, and Ubuntu and Mint lag behind the newest a bit (most likely so that they can test and ensure stability). I downloaded a weekly Debian KDE Testing snapshot, and after installing I upgraded to KDE 4.5.2. Now it's up to .3
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