9.04: is KDE 4.2 ever making it to 8.10?

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Thu Jan 29 13:46:37 UTC 2009

I haven't kept the whole thread so I can't quote the OP from local 
directories. However, in answer to part of their question, "is KDE 4.2 
ever making it to 8.10":

<Quote from http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.2 >

The updated packages for Kubuntu 8.10 are located in the Kubuntu 
Experimental Software Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository. To 
update to KDE 4.2, please follow these instructions:

  1. Remove the koffice-data-kde4 package if you have it installed. The
     current koffice2 packages in the kubuntu-members-kde4 PPA are
     incompatible with the KDE 4.2 packages since they try to install
     icons to the same locations.
  2. Follow the Kubuntu Repository Guide
     <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Kubuntu> to enable
     /Recommended Updates/ and add the following to your 'Third-Party
     Software' tab:
     deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-experimental/ubuntu intrepid main
  3. You can add the package signing key with this command:
     gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 493B3065 && gpg
     --export -a 493B3065 | sudo apt-key add -
  4. Old Plasma packages are not compatible with KDE 4.2, you should
     uninstall any plasmoids.
  5. You can now update any existing KDE 4 installation to the most
     recent version using the Adept Updater tool in your system tray.
  6. Now log out and press Alt + E to restart X. When you log in you
     will have KDE 4.2. Enjoy.


The answer is "Yes."

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