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Re: Any hope of KDE 3.5 in F10? I want it too !



On Fri June 20 2008 17:16:12 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> FYI, Kubuntu is dropping KDE 3 support in Intrepid Ibex, which will be
> released at about the same time as Fedora 10.
> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuIntrepidVersion
> Their setup will be almost exactly as it is now in Fedora 9 (and will be in
> Fedora 10 too): no more KDE 3 desktop and core KDE 3 modules, only KDE 3
> libraries and the KDE 3 versions of (mostly third-party) applications not
> yet ported to KDE 4.
>
> So the distro you're switching to isn't really doing much different from
> the one you're escaping from, the only difference is that they're doing
> things one release later, with the intermediary solution of
> parallel-installable KDE 3 and 4 in Hardy Heron, which we skipped because
> it would have been a lot of work for something which would probably have
> been thrown out one or two releases later (in Kubuntu, that solution is
> only lasting for a single release!).

The difference, Kevin, is that Kubuntu shipped KDE 4.x a month before
Fedora and will support KDE 3.5 nine months after Fedora ends support.

Kubuntu is providing people with three times the transition period that
Fedora is offering.  Debian will probably go even further.

To you that may not seem much different.  To people who rely on F/LOSS
for office work and software development, that's a major difference.

--Mike Bird


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