Updating from 8.04 LTS -- incrementally or jump or not at all?

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Mon May 16 07:32:32 UTC 2011

On 14/05/2011 22:25, h.stencil at verizon.net wrote:
> One older machine on my home net has been running flawlwssly
> for years, using the KDE3.5 desktop and Kubuntu 8.04.  I
> gather that KDE4 has pretty much got past its teething
> problems, and I'd like to bring this box up to date.
> Should I...
> -incrementally update, issue by issue?
> -incrementally update, using only LTS issues?
> -jump update, directly to 11.04?
> -leave it the hell alone?
I would look at the Trinity project that keeps an updated KDE3 version 
going. I use it on older hardware and have no problems. KDE4 is too 
heavy for say P4 with 512 Mb RAM - in my opinion. Even if you switch off 
desktop effects and kill file indexing.


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