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Mint KDE

Postby bgast1 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:48 pm

If I want KDE, do I still need Darnya(? sp)? or install Kubuntu? Next comes the question on KDE, should I install a KDE 3. lastest version or KDE 4?
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Re: Mint KDE

Postby mbrocknroll on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:21 pm

I read elsewhere on the web that there are lot of issues with KDE 4.x+ although I personally never experienced one. Lot of distros using KDE have not moved to KDE 4.x+ probably because of that latest being simplyMEPHIS which in newest release 8.0 (released just a few days ago) still uses KDE 3.5. I read that guy who is in charge of that project still does not believe that KDE 4.x+ is ready for prime time so he used KDE 3.5.
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Re: Mint KDE

Postby DataMan on Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:56 am

I'm running Mint V which is KDE 3.5.10 as my production operating system. This is from one happy user with respect to stability etc.

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Re: Mint KDE

Postby garda on Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:12 am

There is a KDE CE version available, altough it is still at version 5 (Linux Mint 5 KDE CE). If you install KDE packages on a Main Edition install, you will not get the usual Minty goodness.

As for KDE 4.x vs KDE 3.5.x part, many developers believe that the latter is more stable and usable compared to the former. That is all I can say.
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Re: Mint KDE

Postby ronnoc on Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:51 am

KDE 4.2 is generally considered to be stable and is what Mint 6 KDE CE will ship with.
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Re: Mint KDE

Postby locutus on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:46 pm

ronnoc wrote:KDE 4.2 is generally considered to be stable and is what Mint 6 KDE CE will ship with.

The RC1 did ship with it and I have had no issues with it at all so far.
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Re: Mint KDE

Postby bgast1 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:37 pm

locutus wrote:
ronnoc wrote:KDE 4.2 is generally considered to be stable and is what Mint 6 KDE CE will ship with.

The RC1 did ship with it and I have had no issues with it at all so far.


I looked for it, but didn't see it anywhere. Can you provide me with a link so that I can download it?
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Re: Mint KDE

Postby locutus on Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:55 pm

http://mirrors.cytanet.com.cy/linux/mint/testing/

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http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/linuxmint/testing/

These 2 links were taken from the KDE forum, topic: "The MASTER KDE CE update thread!" see pages 14 & 15:

viewtopic.php?f=109&t=14574&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=195
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Re: Mint KDE

Postby bgast1 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:43 pm

Thank You!!! Downloaded and installed. By the way the color of the splash screen and the wallpaper is the same as Jaunty Jackalope Alpha. But this is a long long way past Jaunty Jackalope Alpha and I haven't even begun to explore much yet. One thing that I don't like about KDE 4.2 is Amarok 2.0. It simply does not know how to handle my library like the earlier version. I haven't found a suitable workaround yet either.
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Re: Mint KDE

Postby locutus on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:58 am

I stopped using AmaroK about six months ago when I found "listen". It gives the lyrics of most songs as well as just play them. It works in 4.2 just as well as it did in 3.5 or gnome. Try it.
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