Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 20:20 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The first pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is now available. This alpha concentrates on updating to the major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2 Beta 2, GNOME 2.25.2, Xfce 4.6 Beta 2, server 1.5, and kernel 2.6.28 rc8. It is also the first distribution to introduce the major new Tcl/Tk release, 8.6. The alpha is available only in the DVD Free edition with a traditional installer and no proprietary applications; future pre-releases will add the live CD One edition with proprietary drivers. Please help test this first pre-release and report bugs to Mandriva.
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RE[2]: KDE 3?
by KAMiKAZOW on Wed 24th Dec 2008 12:12 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE 3?"
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I don't know if you also did the rather massive update after installing Mandriva 2009. It upgrades KDE 4.1.2 to KDE 1.2.3. The latter is far more polished than the original version.

KDE 1.2.3? :-)

While it is possible to jump to another distro that is still using KDE 3.5, I think it is just a matter of time before they will drop KDE3 too. Do not forget a lot of major distro's (Fedora, OpenSUSE, Kubuntu etc.) are allready jumping on the KDE4 bandwagon

At least openSUSE still offers KDE 3.5. While it's unlikely that KDE 3.5 will still be included on the openSUSE 11.2 DVD, it's very likely that it will be in the repos.
I'm not sure if KDE 3 will be part of SUSE Linux Enterprise (to be released in January), but if it will, then Novell has the obligation to its customers to maintain KDE 3.5 for another 7 years.

It is just a matter of time KDE 3.5 is something of the past.

True. There's so many outdated stuff in there (aRTs for example).

I would say - just use KDE4. Help to improve KDE4 by requesting new features and submit bug reports if something goes wrong.

Also true. It's not that much work to simulate KDE 3 with KDE 4 technologies.

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