Anyone using the Fedora7 KDE-spin?
stanl at cox.net
Thu Jun 7 20:31:04 UTC 2007
On Thu, 7 Jun 2007 14:17:39 -0600
Kevin Kempter <kevin at kevinkempterllc.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 June 2007 6:26:52 pm Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Rahul Sundaram <sundaram <at> fedoraproject.org> writes:
> > > Would be nice to have desktop effects menu option if it isn't
> > > already there.
> > Short answer: That will come in KDE 4. :-)
> > Long answer:
> > The way the "desktop effects" feature is currently implemented in
> > GNOME is that the Metacity window manager is outright replaced by
> > Compiz. However, Compiz has some issues working with KDE, at least
> > it did last this topic came up in the KDE SIG meetings. The
> > alternative would be Beryl, but several core Fedora developers
> > objected strongly to defaulting to Beryl in anything Fedora for
> > reasons I can't present in details (mostly stability and project
> > management issues).
> > In KDE 4, the KWin window manager will natively support compositing
> > (already in SVN), and AFAIK some more effects are in the works. So
> > there will be no need to have a special tool switching to a special
> > window manager just to support desktop effects anymore, instead
> > they will be settable in KControl just as all the existing effects
> > (animation and fake transparency) already are.
> > And as the plan is to get KDE 4 into Fedora 8 anyway, I think
> > working on Compiz or Beryl under KDE is pretty much pointless now.
> > Kevin Kofler
> Is the live the best method to install the Fedora7 KDE spin (or the
> only method)?
The DVD has many of the kde packages (as many as gnome) so I assume (I
haven't done it) you can install kde from it.
I think it is the only method to install the actual spin as the DVD
will require you to select much of what to install instead of having it
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