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Re: Debian potato & KDE


Leonard Leblanc

----- Original Message -----
From: Vittorio De Martino <v.demart@dada.it>
To: Debian <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:37 AM
Subject: Debian potato & KDE

> While I've being working with RedHat 7 for 8 months  I'm an absolute
> with Debian 2.2r2 potato which I'd like to install  first on a spare PC
> to have a go at it and then to substitute Debian for RH7 on my PC's in
> of its well known stability and real open source nature (II'm just waiting
> for the CD's that I've bought as your site suggests).
> Being in love with the KDE desktop I wrote the following message to the
> people of www.kde.org and got the following answer.
> My question is as simple as that: where can I download KDE files for
> potato or what should I do step by step to have it on my PC?
> Thanks and ciao
> Vittorio
> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: Kalle Dalheimer [mailto:kalle@klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se]
> Inviato: lunedì 29 gennaio 2001 15.14
> A: De Martino Vittorio (GRTN)
> Oggetto: Re: And Debian KDE?
> On Monday 29 January 2001 14:02, you wrote:
> > Both in the list of Linux distros supporting KDE2 and in the Download
> > section of your site I can't see Debian 2.2. potato, one of the most
> > and used.
> > I simply do not understand. Why is that? What can I do?
> The Debian people did not want to make KDE packages so far. I don't know
> exactly why that is, but it might be because they receive financial
> contributions from our "competitor", the gnome project. We do not make
> binary
> packages ourselves (for no distribution), that's up to the distributors.
> The best thing you can do is to build and upload Debian packages yourself,
> the second best thing is to bugger the Debian people to include KDE.
> Kalle
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