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    Exclamation New KDE official repos!

    New KDE repos are online (no more version related, so no need to change them for future kde releases):
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_repo...KDE_SC_release


    Quick how-to:
    - Remove old kde repos from yast;
    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/ kde-upd
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/ kde-extra-upd
    zypper dup --from kde-upd
    zypper dup --from kde-extra-upd
    - Reboot.

    Bye!

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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    On 2014-04-01 16:16, ezio84 wrote:
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    > New KDE repos are online (no more version related, so no need to change
    > them for future kde releases):
    > https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_repo...KDE_SC_release


    Just a note:

    If you intend to eventually use Evergreen 13.1, don't use those repos.
    You will (probably) be left in the water when the time comes, and may
    have to downgrade to the standard distribution packages.

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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    And that is of course only to those that want to go further then the KDE that officialy belongs to openSUSE 13.1, because that is still in the normal OSS repo.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    Quote Originally Posted by ezio84 View Post
    New KDE repos are online (no more version related, so no need to change them for future kde releases):
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_repo...KDE_SC_release


    Quick how-to:
    - Remove old kde repos from yast;
    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/ kde-upd
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/ kde-extra-upd
    zypper dup --from kde-upd
    zypper dup --from kde-extra-upd
    - Reboot.

    Bye!

    thx, yesterday my zypper dup was downgrading.... (with no problem)
    now i'm on KDE Current.

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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    I suppose the change has a real purpose, as opposed to just being some random idea to keep everyone head scratching
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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I suppose the change has a real purpose, as opposed to just being some random idea to keep everyone head scratching
    Yes, I think this solution is better: now we have only two main repos: the OSS one for KDE 4.11 and the new Current one for KDE 4.x.x stable.

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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    @ezio84

    updated yesterday without problem,
    (this was because old repos found empty)
    only upgraded with later dated packages, newer installed ones left alone

    if (no more version related, so no need to change them for future kde releases)
    why do the new repos reference the OS?

    keep smiling

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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I suppose the change has a real purpose, as opposed to just being some random idea to keep everyone head scratching
    This may be "easier" (or "simpler" or "standardized" or some other altruistic affectation), but it is not at all a practical change. I ran a quick search of the forums and my
    mailing lists, and found an absence of notification of such an impending change. (I am somewhat sure that somewhere such a notification exists).

    For the solitary single-PC user, this is a minor annoyance (delibeberately euphemistic). For one supporting 12.3 and 13.1 openSUSE platforms, this is more than a trivial amount of manual effort. For one with several PCs on KDE 4.11 and more on KDE 4.12, this becomes a significant effort.

    Unless there was a crisis in the availability of mass-storage for these repos, is there a compelling reason that the prior name-structure repos could not be maintained FROZEN, for a reasonable (and stated) period of time, to facilitate the repo migration ?

    If this post is considered a "rant", that is because it is a "rant". There was a popular term some years ago, perhaps lost to many, but remembered to those with eidetic memory. That term is "Change Management". The importance of proper management of changes is directly proportional to the audience affected by the changes. Further, the process of change management involves levels of testing, review, audience education, notice and migration steps, along with fall-back proceduress when the audience emulated the French Revolution.

    Rant ameliorating slowly ...............................

    (P:S: I have not posted in these forums recently, because (believe it or not), almost everything has been moving, shaking, upgrading and living satisfactorily, until now. I hope a rant from one conspicuously absent from discussion here is not dismissed as "... a voice full of sound and fury, ........... signifying nothing").
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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    You may feel to have a reason for a bit of rant, the only problem is that the people that decided this are most probably not visiting here.

    BTW talking about chgane management and it's brothers,deviating fom the standard KDE versions that come with the openSUSE version you run (and that are in the OSS and Update repos)) might be contrary to their purpose. IMHO you would noot have any problems with this action if you would have used the OSS/Update (the "official" release) only.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: New KDE official repos!

    On 2014-04-02 16:36, SeanMc98 wrote:

    > For the solitary single-PC user, this is a minor annoyance
    > (delibeberately euphemistic). For one supporting 12.3 and 13.1 openSUSE
    > platforms, this is more than a trivial amount of manual effort. For one
    > with several PCs on KDE 4.11 and more on KDE 4.12, this becomes a
    > significant effort.


    Yes.

    > Unless there was a crisis in the availability of mass-storage for these
    > repos, is there a compelling reason that the prior name-structure repos
    > could not be maintained FROZEN, for a reasonable (and stated) period of
    > time, to facilitate the repo migration ?


    True. And not the first time this happens.


    So, only use these repos if you have reasons to want the newest, and
    have lots of time available. Not if you are maintaining a number of
    computers, or need long term.

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