Re: KDE4 and KDE3 separate
On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 03:13:33PM +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> Ana Guerrero wrote:
> > KDE4 will remain in experimental for some time... (months). Only some
> > parts of kde4 will be co-installable with KDE3. Think we are planning
> > release Lenny with KDE 3.5.9. More info about this in a mail soon.
> Apart from the Oxygen icons, I don't see anything else installable on KDE3
> without breaking the KDE3 installation. Trying to install okular requires
> to have the KDE4 libraries and runtime packages installed.
> Are you packaging KDE3 and KDE4 runtime packages and libraries separately?
> IMO it would be better to make KDE4 separately installable. For now, maybe
> in /opt. This would allow most users to be able to fully test/install KDE4
> without the fear of breaking their boxes because they will have a backup DE
> available always.
> Once KDE3 is EOLed and we feel that it is good enough to move to
> testing/unstable, just add a dependency of KDE4 onto KDE3 and change the
> path from /opt to the standard locations.
> This way users will be able to better use/test KDE4. And Debian KDE won't be
> late in the game.
Your KDE maintainers have been working for months now with KDE4 and all this
issues have already a fix or have been made a decision about :)
Besides, we had a real life meeting this last weekend and make some decisions
more, a mail will follow in the next couple of days to this mailing list and
FYI, kde4libs, kdepimlibs and kdebase-runtime (for kde4) is co-installable
with kdelibs3c2a and kdebase (KDE3), so from your kde4 you can run kde3 apps
We are trying harder to update more the information in our website as well: