question about KDE updates

I have a simple question.

How does openSUSE handle updating KDE?

Is it not updated untill the next os release?

Do updates come in through the update repos?

Do I have to enable KDE’s repo to get the latest release?

Is there another option that I haven’t thought of?

There is a KDE repo that provides latest stable version.
Also, there is one with the factory (unstable) version.

You have to enable one of these repos to get the later versions of KDE.

It’s advisable to stick with stable releases, in your early years anyway:)

If you want to add the kde4 stable and matching community, you should get on well with those.

Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/STABLE:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.2

Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.2

Once added use software management and view by repo and do this
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Logout and back in

Once you do that you might need to do the switch back on Packman like this

That assumes you have run the multi-media from here
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

Thanks for the answers. I just wanted to make sure I was understanding what I was reading corectly.

I haven’t decided wether to upgrade KDE or not. It’s running so good I’m half afraid to try and fix it when it isn’t broke.

Good policy;)

If you want to upgrade, there’s stable packages for KDE4 4.3.3 which are IMHO far better than the 4.3.1 ones your openSUSE came with.
I’ve helped out quite some people around me on this, they mostly feel that 4.3.3 is what 4.3.1 promises to be. Improvements in speed and performance are big.

Here’s the repo:

Index of /repositories/KDE:/43/openSUSE_11.2

If you need help on how to upgrade, get back here.

In ubuntu, after the repo was added the update manager handled the upgrade. Does it work the same here?

Not quite the same

zypper dup

Basically does it

or follow the instructions I gave you earlier.
And personally, not wanting to dispute @Knurpht - But I still think my recommendation would be Stable repos. The kde43 is basically the same, but it was a stop gap, and I’m not sure how long it will be updated.

Excuse me,but why the one-click installation is titled “KDE 4.1 BASIS”.
I selected the one-click of this link.

I have KDE 4.3.1 and I would upgrade it to 4.3.4.

KDE 4.1 BASIS is an error

You will get 4.3.4 with that OneClick

You are right, but the one-click link is the current:
Can you linkme the correct one-click,please?


If you want to update kde4, don’t use Oneclick. Do this.

Add this repository

kde4 stable desktop
Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/STABLE:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.2

Once added , open software management, view by repository and do this:
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When it’s finished, logout and back in

caf4926 thank you very much… I done the upgrade…Fantastic!!!rotfl!

A question… I’ll hope to solve a problem about kopete with this upgrade, but none.
When I connect Kopete, I must try more twice, moreover the application notifies me connection problem,also when I just connect.

PS: pardon my english…:stuck_out_tongue:

What service are you trying to connect to in kopete? MSN, Yahoo, Gmail/Jabber???

MSN service…

I can’t connect to MSN at the moment either. But I haven’t really looked in to it. I use Jabber/GoogleTalk, which works fine.
Google Talk in Kopete - Howto - openSUSE Forums

I’ll have a look at MSN for you. I just don’t use it these days.

Still no joy with kopete
But kmess works

In your opinion I should use Kmess…But in this case there are also Amsn,emesene…No,I prefer Kopete and I’ll use it also that’s mean to suffer…rotfl!
Thank you very much caf4926!!!

If you want MSN - use kmess
aMSN I would give a miss

If you must use kopete, then suffer no MSN.

You convinced me, so I installed Kmess…Very nice and similar to MSN…
I used the one-click because software manager didn’t found it…
Can you link me a good topic where is explained how to set my repository?