Could somebody point out some documentation or briefly explain the differences in the various repositories on the opensuse site?
For example the main one I am interested in is:
Index of /repositories/KDE:
From there The KDE4 branch has
The main branch also has a /Medias/images/iso/ branch
with some 4.2.2 live cds in it.
I am just trying to figure out the best way to go about getting a brand new openSUSE distro and using KDE 4.2.2.
I know the main “official” release is 4.1. I don’t mind using updates etc that may be a bit “fresh” but I don’t want to venture into pure testing/highly unstable stuff.
I’ve found other sites (a d/l link for a live cd from kde.org) but would feel more “comfortable” running a build directly from opensuse.org
Thank you for your time.
There really isn’t one if you read this page.
KDE/KDE4 - openSUSE
The closest seems to be, factory
To minimise the risk, you should not update as soon as there is a new build available but only if you encounter some bug and know that there is a fix in the new build.
Which implies keeping an eye on development and bugs, not something many new users do or know how to.
I do know many recommend it and seem to get away with it.
I just get a little irked with the many recommendations to new users to use these repos though as officially the repos are…
Package Repositories - openSUSE
Thanks, that page (KDE/KDE4 - openSUSE) you linked answered quite a few things.
I guess I am after the factory packages. I’m ok with the description of mostly stable/usable but some occasional breaks.
On that same page, they link back to the one page I had found on kde.org (“KDE Four Live” CD](http://home.kde.org/~binner/kde-four-live/))
I was a little leery of running what appeared to be a custom build from somebody, but I would imagine that if the opensuse page links back to it, while not guaranteeing it, at least it makes it alot more credible imo.
Thanks for the information!
I’ve got a feeling the KDE4 live cd is maintained by someone relatively prominent in the Suse kde community.
I do believe you shouldn’t have to many problems with factory. Just wish unlike yourself people used that repo with there eyes open and treated it as possibly beta.
I even got bad reps for more or less telling people they where enabling beta. Yet the KDE page also agrees.
Beineri is responsible for the Live-CDs
Just be careful with those listed as factory, personally i stick with the main repos though I did use possibly unstable repos when installing KDE 4.2 but meh I use PPA on Ubuntu and its the same there.