Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

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Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby OdinsSon999 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:38 pm

Hi there,

I need to reinstall my system and I am going to be installing Mint 5. However I much prefere the KDE CE. I need to install soon, but I don't want to install the gnome version and then find out that KDE CD Mint 5 came out and if I had just waited a week I could have installed the KDE version. So, Boo could you please give me a rough estimate of when you will be releasing the Linux Mint 5 KDE CE? If it is coming up quite soon, Ill wait for your version.

P.S.

Any rough ideas of when you will make the switch to KDE 4?

Thanks
Christof

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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby Husse » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:08 pm

Well I can speak for Boo I think
It's being tested and there are a few issues to fix, but it won't be long
However to give an exact date is hard - you have to realize that the team has got other jobs to support us and that makes it even more difficult to guess
KDE 4 won't be used for a long time, it's still way too buggy
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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby belovedmonster » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:36 pm

If the next Kubuntu is out October then at the very earliest KDE4 Mint will be November. But that is assuming KDE4 is good enough to switch to at that point.

As for this release, there will be a beta or two before the final release anyways. So even if a beta was announced tomorrow it would be a couple of weeks before a finished version was out.

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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby kanishka » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:01 pm

belovedmonster wrote:As for this release, there will be a beta or two before the final release anyways. So even if a beta was announced tomorrow it would be a couple of weeks before a finished version was out.

True. However, Mint betas are noted for being of the highest quality, very close to the final ones

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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby brando569 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:52 pm

i was wondering this, would it be possible to install elyssa final then install the kubuntu-desktop package if you really wanted to run elyssa and kde?

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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby Boo » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:08 am

in short no.
but it would be from the same repos.

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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby OndinsSon999 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:46 pm

brando569 wrote:i was wondering this, would it be possible to install elyssa final then install the kubuntu-desktop package if you really wanted to run elyssa and kde?


Boo said no, but Im not sure why he said no.

For the last year I have used the Gnome edition of mint and then just installed kde-base and ran exclusively KDE off the main edition install

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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby Husse » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:47 am

It is quite possible to install KDE desktop
When Boo - and I - say no, we say - no, that will never give you the Mint KDE edition
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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby OnlyMe » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:20 pm

Husse wrote:It is quite possible to install KDE desktop
When Boo - and I - say no, we say - no, that will never give you the Mint KDE edition


That is what I thought and that is why I am more than willing to wait. In the meantime, I am enjoying Elyssa. I do miss KDE though as that is what I am used to. However, Elyssa is meeting my everyday computing needs so I am under no hardship waiting.

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Re: Uprading to Mint 5, when is KDE CE expected?

Postby brando569 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:09 am

Husse wrote:It is quite possible to install KDE desktop
When Boo - and I - say no, we say - no, that will never give you the Mint KDE edition


i realized it wouldnt give me the mint version of kde, this would just be something to hold me over until mint 5 kde is released.


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