I've been thinking about giving KDE a try, since it's been a long time since I've used it. But I don't want to do a full reinstall of Mint KDE edition, since I'm quite happy with my current setup (Mint 9 main) and don't want to break things unneccessarily. What I want is basically to add the KDE edition into an existing installation, so that I can switch back. I have a few questions about the process though, most of which I know half the answer to but I'm not really sure.
1. Since I'm running Mint 9, do I have to wait for Mint 9 KDE edition to be released before I can do anything at all?
2. How do I install KDE? I think it's a package that just contains a lot of dependent packages (mint-meta-kde?), but I'm not sure if that would cover everything included in the KDE edition itself. I also read something about needing to add extra repositories...
3. Once installed, how do I switch between the two? Is there a setting somewhere that changes my default desktop?
4. Uninstalling KDE. Assuming that it is indeed a single metapackage, can I just uninstall that? Seems unlikely...
5. Any other pitfalls?
I'm guessing these are common questions, so perhaps this would make a good tutorial for on the community site (please slap me if there is one, and I missed it).