What version of KDE do I have?

Bruce Bales bbales at cox.net
Sun Feb 19 21:52:01 UTC 2012

On 02/18/2012 08:15 PM, José Queiroz wrote:
> 2012/2/18 Bruce Bales <bbales at cox.net <mailto:bbales at cox.net>>
>     I installed Kubuntu 10.04-3.  How do I learn what version of KDE I
>     have?  Seems logical
>     that the numbers are stored somewhere in a file.  Would the
>     10.04-3 numbers be somewhere
>     in a file?
>     Is it possible to downgrade to another earlier version of KDE?  If
>     so, Where could I find
>     instructions for how to do it?
>     bruce
> It's not recommended to downgrade KDE. If you doesn't like KDE4 
> look&feel, you may try some of the KDE themes, Gnome, or even Unity.
> I recommend you to do exactly the opposite: instead of downgrading, 
> upgrade it. Open up Software Properties and enable "Security" and 
> "Update" Repositories. Doing so, you'll get both security and bug 
> fixes past 10.04-3. If you're brave of heart :D, you can enable also 
> Backports Repository, and get several new packages not included with 
> Kubuntu Lucid, but made available to Natty and/or Oneiric, the 
> following versions.
> But if you really have the guts :D :D, install Kubuntu PPA: 
> https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ppa/+archive/backports 
> <https://launchpad.net/%7Ekubuntu-ppa/+archive/backports>
> These will give you the new versions of KDE. I use them on most of my 
> Kubuntu machines.
> Answering one of your questions: which version ships with Kubuntu 
> 10.04 Lucid Lynx? Lucid ships with KDE 4.2. You can check it with 
> "apt-cache policy kdebase-runtime". You can also open any KDE app 
> (e.g. konsole), and go Help >> About KDE.

Thanks to all of you.  I got some good answers and may get things going 
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