KDE Installlation after 18.3

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KDE Installlation after 18.3

Postby bartelsmr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:56 am

I am relatively new to Linux Mint, and am on Linux Mint KDE 18.1, and love it!

It was with great dismay that I heard KDE won't be supported after Mint 18.

My request is simple - make KDE easy to install beside Cinnamon or Mate.

Ideally, one "apt install" (even if it takes a while to execute). Something like this seems appropriate given the discontinuance of the Mint KDE install.

I'm disappointed regardless, as I had installed KDE also via Kubuntu, and mostly liked Mint's version better. Little things like Luna II worked better in Mint, aesthetics were better in Mint.

On old hardware, I'm using Cinnamon or Mate, but still much prefer KDE, and use it if the hardware is up to the task.

Regardless, thanks for the wonderful distro. Please keep up the good work!

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Re: KDE Installlation after 18.3

Postby JoeFootball » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:32 am

Have a look at the great discussion in this thread.

I share in your disappointment, but keep in mind that 18.x will be supported until 2021. :)

Joe

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Re: KDE Installlation after 18.3

Postby xenopeek » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:35 am

That is already possible by installing the kubuntu-desktop package. Probably you would want to add the Kubuntu backports PPA first to get newer versions of KDE. There's a little more to it than that to do it safely (like with the display manager, and you might want to just get KDE not all the Kubuntu presets). I'll cover this in a tutorial around release of Linux Mint 19. I will be using Linux Mint 19 Xfce as a base for that as Xfce is easiest to remove, for users that want a pure KDE install.

Mind that one of the Linux Mint developers recommends not to mix Cinnamon and KDE: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=256024&start=20#p1380782
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Re: KDE Installlation after 18.3

Postby xenopeek » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:36 am

JoeFootball wrote:keep in mind that 18.x will be supported until 2021. :)

Keep in mind that KDE packages are only supported till April 2019!
I've clarified support periods here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=256024&start=20#p1380833
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