Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Taking KDE 3.5 for a ride with SUSE

Filed under

If you're like a lot of KDE users, you probably want to give the latest and greatest version of the popular Linux desktop environment a try. However, if you're like a lot of newer users, you're also not quite sure how to go about upgrading your desktop.

Fortunately, if you're a SUSE user, you're in luck. Not only does SUSE make it easy in general to upgrade programs with its YaST system administration program, SUSE is one of the few distributions for which there are already pre-complied binary packages so you don't need to compile the desktop yourself.

For SUSE, in particular, KDE 3.5 binaries are available for SUSE 9.1 and higher.

Next, I needed to find a complete set of the KDE 3.5 binaries. While I could just grab the dozens of SUSE RPMs themselves from any of the many KDE 3.5 mirror sites, life is too short for that. Instead, I used YaST for the job.

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Wine Staging: Release 1.7.52

Some minutes ago we released Wine Staging 1.7.52. This is the first release after WineConf 2015 and the integration into WineHQ. Some of the changes related to the integration have been realized in the meantime and you should now use the WineHQ bug tracker for reporting bugs. Just open them as regular Wine bugs and mention the used wine version. Although this news is mostly about the source code changes, I would like to mention that Arch Linux now provides an official package which is also named wine-staging and therefore conflicts with our packages. The package installs into /usr instead of /opt/wine-staging so you might run into conflicts with other wine versions. Take a look at our Wiki for more information. Read more