I sometimes get the urge to try different desktops and these days play with them via compiz etc more out of curiosity really as so far kde suites me. I'm a bit put off by the fact that this has been known to mess up the main desktop settings that people usually use. Understandable because a lot of effort goes into making qt this and thats' compatible so that different apps from different sources can be run. I've installed one app from xfce for instance. I've read that the problem can be avoided by creating a new user and installing other desktops in that account.
I'm wondering how reliable that approach is ?
One possible problem might be added repo's causing updates that suit one and not the other. On that basis I do wonder if opensuse is being naughty by not storing repo's on a user basis where perhaps they should be under /home/config. If I knew how I might find it's possible to arrange for that by editing script files. That way if I tried anything dangerous that might break things and it did I could just delete the entire user account rather than having to appeal on here at times. It would also get round any update problems on either desktop.
Having seen just how easy it is to install some things from git on opensuse I think I might have a another question that relates to this. I'll just stick to this one first.