I have been a user of another Linux distribution for a few years. In the past, whenever I install a new distribution I start from scratch - including my data . I've made the decision to change my distribution to Linux Mint, but this time I don't want to start from scratch. My current setup has root on one partition, home on another and swap on a 3rd. I'm guessing I can just install Linux Mint into root and then reuse home and swap. Since my last distribution used KDE (and I like digikam enough that I plan on staying with KDE), I am planning on installing Linux Mint KDE. That distribution was on KDE 4.6 at my last update.
Now for the question. Do I run a risk using the home partition without cleaning anything off since I have all of these configuration files set for various KDE components and Linux Mint uses a different version of KDE (I think). Or doesn't it matter?