I have recently tried the live OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 on KVM. I found they have a very nice application called “om-feeling-like” that is an ui that give someone possibility to use preset kde theme and dock. You can choose different preset desktop that could look like OpenMandriva, Unity, Windows 10 or 7, Mac OSx. It a very fast way to setup a desktop to one liking.
Is there any plan to offer something similar to OpenSUSE ?
I have tried it in a VM but the RPM doesn’t install. It complain we have a wrong version of OpenMandrake. But I can make it partly work with a few hacks.
First, I have unzip the content and install it manually. Then when I call the tool : the main menu shows but a click to apply a preset does popup an error message in a box saying that something went wrong.
I have launched the tool from konsole and the first problem is that qdbus in OpenMandriva is called qdbus-qt5 in OpenSUSE. I just added an alias qdbus that point to qdbus-qt5. And then I can take one more step and be able reset KDE to the default config. But with other presets the tool use ‘dnf’ instead of zypper and try to install some plasma theme wich can’t work with OpenSuse. I can’t alias dnf to zypper since the syntax are different from one to the other.
So to make it a short story, the main panel does show but because of different tools/names from OpenMandriva vs OpenSUSE it cannot work further than that.
I’m not enough expert in KDE nor in OpenSUSE to be able to go further. But the task could be done by someone more experimented than me easily.
I will continue to play with it but It shall be a long task. Let’s say it would be a good way to learn something but I can’t garantee results.