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[solved] KDE actively developed version

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dirkme
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[solved] KDE actively developed version

#1 Post by dirkme » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:52 am

Not too sure where to post this.

I would love to see a KDE supported version.

I saw there is a version with KDE 4, which is still good, but it is MX-15.

Hopefully there are some plans to get the KDE version updated and in the not so far feature actively developed ;-)
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Re: KDE actively developed version

#2 Post by asqwerth » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:07 am

For now, I don't think you will see Plasma 5 on a Debian Jessie-based distro. From what I can see, the Debian distros using it (e.g. Sparky) are based on Debian Testing, ie the eventual next Stable version of Debian. It's possible some Jessie distro is using an older Plasma version, but there is no point as the earlier Plasma versions were still very much WIP.

Version 5.8, the first Plasma Long Term Support version, and later is where you should be looking. And I think Jessie base is not appropriate for those.

Re: your 3rd sentence: MX15 and MX16 are the same Debian base. If you install MX15 and keep it fully updated with dist-upgrade, then go to Synaptic and install papirus icon theme and some of the new MX tools (I don't think MX Default Look will be helpful to you in KDE4 since it themes gtk apps and XFCE panel/whisker menu), aren't you more or less there?

The migration tool isn't that relevant to you anyway if your wish is to go the KDE Qt route.
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Re: KDE actively developed version

#3 Post by dirkme » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:09 pm

Oh, OK, KDE 4 would be totally fine and there is a 4 version in jessie. I might just have to play around with MX-15 KDE.

Thanks for your help asqwerth

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Re: KDE actively developed version

#4 Post by eemaestro » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:58 pm

Please post the URL for the MX-15 with KDE 4 download.

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Re: KDE actively developed version

#5 Post by dirkme » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:04 pm

eemaestro wrote:Please post the URL for the MX-15 with KDE 4 download.
https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/remastered-versions

Hope that helps ;-)

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Re: KDE actively developed version

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:04 pm

Look on the website home page, and click on the link "Snapshots and Respins."
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: KDE actively developed version

#7 Post by Stevo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:20 pm

The KDE respin still has the standard MX 15 xfce desktop included, so you should be able to migrate to MX 16 without any issues. Even if you primarily use KDE, it's handy to have another desktop to log into if you mess up KDE somehow.

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Re: KDE actively developed version

#8 Post by eemaestro » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:06 pm

Okay, got it. Thank you, dirkme. Verified the md5sum.
Thanks, Stevo, for letting me know that MX15-x64_KDE_added_July_2016.iso
still uses xfce on the Live DVD demo, as that's what I had been planning to do--demo the MX KDE version.

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Re: KDE actively developed version

#9 Post by lucky9 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:26 am

You can also use the MX Package Manager to install KDE4-Standard. At the bottom under Window Managers. You will probably want to install some additional packages, K3b etc. to flesh it out if you go this route.
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Re: KDE actively developed version

#10 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:33 am

Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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