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Thread: New KDE repo 42 - what is it for?

  1. #11
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    Jun 2008
    Norwich, UK

    Default Re: New KDE repo 42 - what is it for?

    irishman wrote:

    > Hello,
    > I am currently using OpenSuSE 11.1 with the default KDE 4.1.3. Now I
    > have seen in this post, that there is a new repository for KDE 4.2.2,
    > but this is not mentioned at As I would like to
    > use the system at work, I would like to ask you, if you can recommend
    > using this KDE 4.2.2 version instead of the default KDE 4.1.3 ?
    > So far I have not changed to the factory repository, because I thought
    > the default OpenSuSE-11.1-KDE4 would perhaps be more stable. Can the new
    > KDE4.2 repository be regarded as stable now?
    > And are there any instructions on how to update to KDE 4.2 using the
    > new repositories? Unfortunately there seems to be no 1-Click-Install so
    > far, and I have read about some conflicts when using the
    > factory-repository.
    > Thank you very much for your help!

    KDE4.2 Stability - your guess is as good as mine, but I've been running on
    Factory (which was 4.2 - now moving to 42 - and Factory becoming 4.3) for a
    while now and, although there is the occasional problem, the additional
    features of 4.2 make it worth upgrading from 4.1

    As I understand it Factory is a sort of half-way house between Stable and
    Unstable. Stable, as its name implies should be reliable and Unstable may
    just crash on you so don't use it in a production environment. Factory is a
    reasonably stable version of Unstable for those who want the new features
    ASAP and can live with the occasional problem - i.e. use Stable in a
    business environment, Factory at home and Unstable in spare PC/VM to help
    KDE devs by testing and reporting bugs.


  2. #12
    irishman NNTP User

    Default Re: New KDE repo 42 - what is it for?

    Thank you very much for your help.
    I have installed KDE 4.2.2 now using the 1-Click-Install of the factory repository and changed the repository afterwards to the new KDE4.2 one. So far the new KDE 4.2.2 seems to be more stable than KDE 4.1 and I hope it was the right decision to do the update.

    Thanks again!

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