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MX17 - KDE?

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Gordon Cooper
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#51 Post by Gordon Cooper » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:25 am

Many of the 32 bit torrent uploads are going to South America, Brazil in particular.
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#52 Post by Richard » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:19 am

I do enjoy the 64 bit with => 4 GiB RAM,
but the 32 bit, 1 GiB RAM netbooks are easier to carry around.
They are adequate on MX with a couple or 3 apps open: FF, LibO & Thunar;
although, admittedly slower than the 64 bit.
A 2 GiB RAM, 32 bit netbook is much better, so I hear.
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#53 Post by wingdo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:36 pm
I know of no plans for an official KDE version.
Stevo wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:46 pm
There may be an unofficial KDE respin by one or more of the developers, that's about it for now.
Man, I thought I saw on Reddit that MX was working on a Plasma desktop version. A bummer as while I always hated KDE, Plasma 5 has really changed my mind on the DE.

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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#54 Post by Adrian » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 pm

I'm very close to release a test KDE respin of MX. Probably by the end of the week.

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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#55 Post by sunrat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:40 pm

Will this have Xfce removed and replaced by KDE Plasma? I installed Plasma 5.12 on vanilla MX from Neptune repos a while back which worked fine but abandoned it due to much duplication of programs. Some MX Tools don't work with Plasma so ideally those should be removed also which sounds like a lot of work..
Ended up doing a netinstall of Stretch and added the same Plasma 5 with kde-plasma-desktop. This worked well but obviously doesn't have the nice MX Tools. Discussion about that is here - https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 36#p445636

I will be trying it out when it's released and appreciate your effort, Adrian! ;)

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#56 Post by lonesomepoint » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:32 am

sunrat wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Will this have Xfce removed and replaced by KDE Plasma? I installed Plasma 5.12 on vanilla MX from Neptune repos a while back which worked fine but abandoned it due to much duplication of programs. Some MX Tools don't work with Plasma so ideally those should be removed also which sounds like a lot of work..
Ended up doing a netinstall of Stretch and added the same Plasma 5 with kde-plasma-desktop. This worked well but obviously doesn't have the nice MX Tools. Discussion about that is here - https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 36#p445636

I will be trying it out when it's released and appreciate your effort, Adrian! ;)
KDE Plasma? I may need to be educated on what KDE is like recently, because I haven't used it in seven years. I thought ever since KDE 4, the main KDE was "plasma workspaces." What, did KDE quit that because too many people dropped KDE in disgust like I did?

Even if KDE's main product doesn't use plasma anymore, I can't imagine why MX would abandon XFCE. It works too well.

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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#57 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:41 am

MX is not abandoning Xfce, and not producing an official KDE release.

Period.
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#58 Post by asqwerth » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:45 am

The word is UNOFFICIAL, people.
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#59 Post by sunrat » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:08 pm

KDE now consists of Frameworks, Plasma, and Applications.
Simply explained - https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread. ... ost2789437

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