Like many people I was not that fussed on KDE4 when it was first released but since KDE4.2 I have been using it as my main desktop. With KDE3.5 still installed but hardly ever used (it does look ever so dated now I think).
Of course 11.2 will come without kde3.5 - so when I installed M7 last night (which works fine on my p/c) I looked at ways of how to add 3.5.
It worked out really easy - as I had the dvd iso for 11.1 on my p/c. So I just added this as a yast source and also added the kde 3.5 11.1 repo:-
No it didn’t cause me any problems. 11.2 still includes the basic kde3 base & libs rpm’s. If you set the priority level of the kde 11.1 repo at a lower level - it just installs the other 3.5 needed rpm’s without over-riding any of the 11.2 files.
Have had no problems using the packman repo (for 11.1) with m7.
I never realised that there is a repo for kde 3.5 in factory - what a fool. Although when I installed kde 3.5 there were quite a few libs that were needed that are not included under the main factory repo.
I did do a clean install of m7 - rather than an update - so haven’t had any of the problems suffered by some posters to this forum.
For many, luck has delivered 6 successes out of 7 attempts on updating a few packman packages. Good odds if your playing russian roulette with a six-shooter. This is testing after all, and in a forum littered with users (and their borked systems) who zypper dup from factory between milestones. Just thought I would put that one back in context :).
Anyway you guys have a bigger point with other openSUSE repos and larger updates.