Important news for openSUSE KDE4 users
If you use KDE4 with openSUSE Build Service repositories you should read this very carefully, because I will write this only once. A lot of major changes are happening right now.
A new set of repos have been created with KDE 4.2 packages, because of the factory repository moving to KDE 4.3 beta1 within 2-3 weeks. If you’re currently running KDE 4.2 from the factory repository and you want to stay with KDE 4.2 you should move to this set of repositories ASAP.
A new Playground set of repositories has been created for alphas, betas and CVS snapshots of KDE4 applications.
The Extra-apps set of repositories have been terminated. The packages can now be found either in the KDE4:/Community/ or KDE4:/Playground repos. Depending on the release status of the package.
For a complete overview of the different KDE versions and URLs for the repositories see this wiki page: http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Repositories
Package naming changes
Until recently KDE4 packages where KDE3 packages also existed were layed out like this “kde4-[package name]”. That naming convention has been reversed. KDE4 packages will no longer have a prefix, and instead KDE3 packages will be prefixed, like this “kde3-[package name].
If you want to keep using some KDE3 applications after updating – e.g. Konversation or K3b – add the KDE3 repository for your openSUSE version and install kde3-k3b or kde3-konversation:
Installable openSUSE 11.1 Reloaded Live CD with KDE 4.2
Stephan “Beineri” Binner has created a respin of the openSUSE 11.1 live CD with KDE 4.2, called openSUSE 11.1 Reloaded. If you’re doing a fresh installation of openSUSE 11.1 and you want to use KDE 4.2 you should consider using this live CD to save yourself a bunch of trouble.
Get the ISOs here:
If you encounter problems, consider reporting them on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list or try catching Beineri in the #opensuse-kde IRC channel on Freenode.