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Re: Upgrade KDE?

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On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 11:39:00PM +0100, scottclansman@cwazy.co.uk wrote:
> Heya; I'm pretty new to Linux, and have barely ever used apt-get, save on a
> ol' powermac w/ yellow dog linux.  Newho, what exactly do I need
> to do to upgrade KDE 2.2 on my i586 Woody box to the latest KDE?
> Thanx,
>   ES
It depends on what kind of stability you want.
'stable' is meant not to crash. If you manage to get the latest version,
it will not be put through Debian's QA and thus could make your system
There are 'backports' that people do of some popular packages, but these
are not done by Debian and some/not all have caused the ocassional crash
(I'm not saying that they are all bad, it just depends on your needs)

backporting is taking current software and building them with stuff from

Other distros just throw the new stuff at you and if it crashes, oh
well. If you run a personal machine, sid will usually have the latestest
stuff but you have to tolerate the ocassional breakage and limited

At this point, debian is near to release 'sarge' (the current
testing/frozen) release. you may want to upgrade to that and then choose
to follow it when it gets to be 'stable'.
- -Kev
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