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Attention All KDE Users

February 16th, 2010 by

KDE SC 4.3.5 is about to become available for openSUSE 11.2 as an online update (from 4.3.1). This release fixes many bugs, so we decided to push it as an online update instead of making it an optional update in the Build Service, and by fixing bugs we give our KDE contributors more time to work for openSUSE 11.3.

This makes the Build Service KDE:43 repository redundant, so it is being removed. KDE:43 users should remove this repository from their installation sources.

For more details and information on how to use other KDE versions on all supported openSUSE editions, see KDE Repositories.

Edit: KDE 4.3 users on older versions of openSUSE are not being left out in the rain.  KDE:KDE4:STABLE:Desktop contains the same KDE SC 4.3.5 that was added to openSUSE 11.2.

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8 Responses to “Attention All KDE Users”

  1. Shuai

    Is there any specific date for change to be applied?

  2. Shuai

    Is there a date or time for this change to be effect?

    • Will Stephenson

      KDE:43 is already disabled from building and will be deleted in the next 24 hours.

      The online update is in the update testing repo so I expect it will be out within a week, as long as we don’t find any major problems with it.

  3. chris

    What about opensuse 11.1, will the KDE4.3 repo also be removed?

  4. Daniele

    I’m wondering why there is such a complex kde tree: stable, unstable, factory, 42, 43, 44. With opensuse 11.2 you ship 4.3.1, why someone would subscribe to STABLE if it still contains 4.3.1? 4.3.x are bugfixes release so I would expect you to backport fixes in “updates” leaving STABLE free for next official releases. UNSTABLE contains trunk. FACTORY is really needed? I mean we need only one repo to keep our systems in sync with the latest stable official KDE release. Why we have to change repo every time a new release comes up?

  5. Will Stephenson

    STABLE is used as a staging ground for future online updates to 11.2. Our work cycle is tied to openSUSE releases not upstream KDE, so our repo layout reflects that. There is something coming in YaST/Zypper called Services that should allow a ‘virtual’ repo that always points to eg the latest KDE stable release, but it’s not there yet.

    • Daniele

      Will, thanks for the reply, with “Services” openSUSE will simplify my life a lot. I apologize if you feel bad with my words, I respect your work cycles but believe me if I tell you that is hard with a dozen KDE4 installation to keep up to date …