KDE - supported?

John dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Fri Sep 17 15:05:01 UTC 2004

LaMont Jones wrote:

>On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 04:44:15PM +0200, Christoph Wiesen wrote:
>>As far as I can tell it seems that KDE would be installable via apt without 
>>changing something in the sources.list - ok for advanced users, but as most 
>>who'd be given this CD by me are coming freshly from Windows it wouldn't be 
>>very obvious to those how to get a more friendly yet powerfull DE - GNOME 
>>wouldn't appeal to most of them.
>kde is in universe.  In turn, this means that (1) it's not on the CD,
>and (2) it requires changing sources.list to get it.  The additional
>issue right now is that much of kde is failing to build from source, or
>(build-)depends on something that fails to build from source.  I am in
>the process of working through the kde packages in my spare time to get
>to the point where you can 'apt-get install kde' on (at minimum) a warty
>i386 machine with universe added to sources.list.
Will KDE be on _a_ CD? I'm thinking installing it via  a modem isn't 
going to be very exciting.

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