Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE - why no Mint artwork?

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Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE - why no Mint artwork?

Postby AntoonS » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:53 pm

I just did a clean install on both my laptop for work and on my desktop at home.
I'm absolutely starting to love KDE Plasma 5.
Before that, I wasn't really a KDE kind of person, I must say.

Question: why is the artwork - especially the icon set - not adapted to Linux Mint? One can easily install of course, but still.

Is this the result of a deliberate decision?

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE - why no Mint artwork?

Postby AntoonS » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:11 am

OK, everyone, a day after I posted this question, I read the October newsletter, informing us that the KDE spin is going to be discontinued ...

I guess that makes my question a bit anachronistic, and in more than one way a dead end street ...

Maybe I should just jump to either Cinnamon, or Kubuntu ... :?

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE - why no Mint artwork?

Postby Aleron Ives » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:52 am

Thankfully, there's quite a bit of time before Mint KDE is discontinued, so you don't have to make any hasty decisions. Try Cinnamon, MATE, XFCE, and Kubuntu if you like before you decide where to move.

I think the answer to your question is a big part of why KDE is being discontinued. Cinnamon, MATE, and XFCE all use GTK, which means that much of the work that goes into developing Cinnamon can be shared with MATE and XFCE. KDE uses Qt instead of GTK, so it's a lot more work to adapt KDE's look and feel compared to the other three, because it can't share assets with them.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE - why no Mint artwork?

Postby phd21 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:36 am

HI "AntoonS",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

As was just stated, everyone using Linux Mint KDE has years to decide what they are going to do when Linux Mint officially stops supporting KDE, even though you can still install the KDE desktop into a Linux Mint version then as well.

As for artwork and wallpapers, I installed KDE 18.1 which had a lot of "artwork" (not as much as Linux Mint 17.x) and then upgraded to 18.2. You can just go into the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" and search for "kde art" or wallpaper and install that. Of course as you already know, you can install a huge, enormous, amount of others as well.


Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.2, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,3gb Ram,160gb hdd, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde


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