Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jul 2008 20:39 UTC, submitted by vege
KDE Earlier this year, the KDE team released the highly-anticipated 4th major revision of the KDE desktop. Instead of bringing evolutionary changes, KDE 4.0 effectively delivered a complete rewrite of KDE, and as a consequence the first release of the KDE 4 branch lacked a lot of features of KDE 3.x, while also being quite unstable and rough. Many even complained the KDE team shouldn't have released KDE 4.0 as 4.0, but rather as a developer preview release or something similar. During this storm of criticism, the KDE team calmly pointed out that KDE 4.1 would fix many, many of the issues people had with KDE 4.0. Starting today, there's no more pointing towards KDE 4.1: KDE 4.1 has been released today.
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RE: Debian Packages
by jemmjemm on Tue 29th Jul 2008 21:43 UTC in reply to "Debian Packages"
jemmjemm
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2007-08-06

Yes, in experimental - http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde4.html
As freeze is more or less going on it won't reach into standard Lenny tree (i.e. the next stable release).

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RE[2]: Debian Packages
by tyrione on Wed 30th Jul 2008 01:24 in reply to "RE: Debian Packages"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Yes, in experimental - http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde4.html
As freeze is more or less going on it won't reach into standard Lenny tree (i.e. the next stable release).


Asssuming you're familiar with dpkg and the metapackages for debian kde debs just go ahead and install from the aforementioned page and install them all.

I've got them in Sid and they work well. I've got certain applications (Kile leaps to mind, KMyMoney, et.al) that require kdelibs from the 3.x branch but they work within as well.

Multimedia apps for KDE are 99% still KDE3.x based.

Koffice is in alpha9 but I installed it anyways along-side OpenOffice and various LaTeX tools, not to mention AbiWord and other apps so if you want to see the direction of the KOffice 2.0 suite, it's there as well.

All these listed under: http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/experimental.html

install but need some massaging [order of dependence] figured out to get them installed. Once done it's nice to boot up into kdm.

You want to install kdm for KDE 4 so it sets it up to run KDE 4.1 and have the entire environment look n' feel.

Most of Kdewebdev 4.1 is there already for i386 and I suspect shortly for amd64--Quanta is the only one missing and I'm sure it will be once it's ready.

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