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Attention openSUSE KDE Factory Users

Posted in kde, opensuse by mschlander on 09/07/2010

With openSUSE 11.3 less than a week away, soon it’ll be time to think about 11.3+1 which will be released in March 2011 with KDE SC 4.6.

This should interest people using the KDE Factory repository a great deal, because it means that Factory should move to KDE SC 4.5 RC very shortly, and in November it will move to KDE SC 4.6 Beta. Leaving users with no choice other than using 4.6 Beta or downgrading to 4.4.4 which will be the version officially supported in 11.3 and available in the KDE Stable repository.

In other words, if you don’t wish to use KDE SC 4.6 Beta in November, don’t use the KDE Factory repository! Switch to the KDE Stable repository, which already has 4.4.4. Consider yourself warned.

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  1. Neo said, on 10/07/2010 at 11:51

    Awesome, thanks for the news, look forward to 11.3 and KDE 4.5 when released. 4.6 will is just going to be another awesome release…. Great Work

  2. d herman said, on 10/07/2010 at 20:59

    So does this mean that the KDE Stable repository will contain KDE SC 4.5 once it has been released? Inquiring minds want to know.

  3. Joachim Mairböck said, on 10/07/2010 at 22:01

    You should probably add a KDE45 repository before you switch Factory to 4.6 as you did with 4.2 as well between openSUSE 11.1 and 11.2

    • panamajo said, on 05/08/2010 at 14:03

      I agree, offering an easy way to get KDE 4.5 and then switching this repository to an unstable branch of KDE 4.6 does not seem to make much sense. I would have expected the upcoming KDE 4.6 inside UNSTABLE:
      Besides, switching from 4.5.0 directly to 4.6 beta implies skipping the expected bugfixes of the 4.5 branch.

  4. Marco Poletti said, on 11/07/2010 at 7:05

    Both links to repositories point to the KDE Factory repo, the “stable” one should be corrected.

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  6. Shyam said, on 12/07/2010 at 16:29

    How lame ???

  7. jedibeeftrix said, on 13/07/2010 at 17:46

    excellent news that opensuse 12 will include KDE 4.6, i look forward to it.

  8. s14shyam said, on 14/07/2010 at 0:50

    @jedibeeftrix : Maybe, it’s just 11.4 !

  9. Andrew said, on 17/07/2010 at 5:28

    Glad to know this now and not later. Thanks.

  10. Obi-Wahn said, on 05/08/2010 at 18:00

    Please make a separate KDE SC 4.5 Repo!

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