Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SUSE Linux used to be a very KDE-centric distribution. Then Novell came around, bought SUSE and Ximian, and slowely but surely they turned the now-openSUSE distribution into effectively a GNOME-centric distribution with KDE as its sidekick. The openSUSE community, however, doesn't appear to be particularly happy with KDE being a sidekick.
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by John Blink on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:55 UTC
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So what is stopping this "community" from giving up on Novell, taking what is known as OpenSUSE, and make a "real" OpenSUSE with KDE only.

If CENTOS can get redhat sources and compile something...maybe a bad example.

Remember KDE for redhat. What happened to that? How about KDE for SUSE.

I am unhappy that there isn't an awesome KDE distro as I would have liked to see the potential that exists in the KDE environment.

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by bralkein on Tue 4th Aug 2009 11:17 in reply to "KSUSE"
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Well come on, starting a whole new sub-distro would be a bit of a major undertaking, surely? It would be much better if the community could convince Novell to focus on KDE ;)

I agree with you that it would be great to have a big distro supporting KDE. The closest that come to this are Mandriva and Pardus, which are both good, but not really as visible as Fedora, Ubuntu or SUSE. I personally doubt that SUSE will want to make the jump to KDE, because it's really too big of a change and I think there isn't enough to be gained, from their perspective. But I agree with what Thom says and I definitely hope the community can convince Novell to change.

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by boofar on Tue 4th Aug 2009 12:59 in reply to "KSUSE"
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It's a shame if the kde-redhat project is dead. It looks like it hasn't been updated since 4.1, or maybe the've just forgot to update the home page ( That project was a life-saver when I was stuck on RedHat EL 3, which only had KDE 3.1 pacakages.

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by quuuux on Tue 4th Aug 2009 13:51 in reply to "RE: KSUSE"
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Thankfully kde-redhat is far from dead!

The currently available version in their repository is 4.3 RC3. Their mailing lists however seem to have moved to

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by ruel24 on Tue 4th Aug 2009 13:30 in reply to "KSUSE"
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Want an awesome KDE environment? Check out Mandriva. It's the best KDE 4 implementation there is.

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