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Re: When are KDE and KFCE getting updated in FC?



On Apr 8, 2005 9:33 AM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 09:23 -0500, Gustavo Seabra wrote:
> > On Apr 8, 2005 8:01 AM, Arthur Pemberton <dalive flashmail com> wrote:
> 
> > > >Actually, all you have to do is to add the kde-redhat repo to your yum
> > > >repos and then a simple 'yum update' should do it.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > I've always been curious as to what happens when if I yum KDE from the
> > > kde-redhat repos, what happens when it hits the fedora core repos?
> >
> > AFAIK, yum checks all (configured) repos, and chooses the latest
> > packages from whatever repo they are. In this case, 99.9% of the time
> > the kde-redhat will have more up-to-date packages than any other (for
> > KDE apckages, of course), so yum will updtae all to the newer
> > versions.
> >
> > I actually suggest anyone who likes KDE to configure the kde-redhat
> > repo and update the packages right after installing FC, to make sure
> > the KDE is up-to-date.
> 
> ... and I would suggest anybody suggesting this to seriously ask
> yourselves why you really want and need to do this.
> 
> "More recent" doesn't necessarily mean "better" nor "less bugs". Without
> actual reason/cause, hanging on to packages newer than current FC is
> basically be sense-free.
> 
> Ralf

I agree with you in most cases, but not in this one. FC developers are
obviously prejudiced against KDE. For example, they removed the option
to make KDE your default manager from the login screen (remeber that
in the beggining you could select KDE and then make it default
there?). Now, one has to learn about the switchdesk command, which is
not mentioned anywhere. The KDE updates take a looooooong time to
reach core repositories, and lots of KDE stuff are never made
available there.

Compare this with the gnome situation, and you'll see that the FC
developers have a clear tendency towards gnome, and apparently no
interest whatsoever inmaking the life of KDE users easier. So, I still
recommend that "anyone who likes KDE to configure the kde-redhat
repo and update the packages right after installing FC, to make sure
the KDE is up-to-date."

I would even make it bold if I could use html in this list :-)

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